Detroit School Reform Agency Embellished Bid To Get $35M In Funds

05/24/2013 08:52 am ET
  • The Detroit News
AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Lansing — Education Achievement Authority officials overstated their authority to take over failing schools across Michigan in a bid to win a $35.4 million federal grant — six weeks before they began operating in September.

The application to the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year teacher merit pay program claimed the reform district with 15 Detroit schools had legislative permission to grow to 60 schools in 10 urban districts by 2017, which it doesn't.

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