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EMU Regents Vote to Cut Ties with EAA

One of Eastern Michigan University’s biggest controversies has come to an end.

The Board of Regents voted Friday to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority, effectively ending an interlocal agreement that authorized Michigan’s recovery district for failing schools.

The EAA was launched by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2011 but was wrought with turmoil over low test scores, financial trouble and other problems. It tapped EMU to be its partner, but the turnaround school district’s problems haunted EMU, whose faculty lobbied the Board of Regents for years to end the relationship.