DETROIT — The state's Education Achievement Authority, which currently operates low-performing schools in Detroit, has lost nearly a quarter of its students in the past year.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/I49jtN ) Friday that the statewide district formed in 2011 to take over failing schools enrolled 7,589 students this fall in K-12 at its 15 schools, down nearly 24 percent from last fall when it had 9,958 students across 12 direct-run schools and three charter schools.
The biggest decline came at the district's 12 direct-run schools, where 2,103 students left. At the charter schools, 266 fewer students enrolled.
EAA spokesman Terry Abbott says the district received an extension to report fall enrollment, so the numbers aren't official. He says enrollment has increased by about 200 students since October and is expected to grow.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/