After a series of exposes on Eclectablog about poor conditions of teaching and learning in Governor Rick Snyder’s so-called Education Achievement Authority for failing schools, the Michigan State Department of Education terminated an exclusivity agreement with EAA.

This leaves open the possibility that the state education department might try some evidence-based practices–like smaller classes, experienced teachers, wraparound services–to support the state’s low performing schools instead of clustering them in a district with large classes and inexperienced teachers.