03/13/2012 06:21 pm ET

6 Detroit High Schools, 9 Elementary Schools Transferred To New Statewide School System

The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan will take control over six Detroit high schools and nine elementary schools -- including one school that has a new building under construction, officials announced today.

Roy Roberts, the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools and the chairman of the EAA board, approved the transfer of the 15 schools at an EAA board meeting today.

EAA board members also voted to approve the transfer.

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