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Senate OKs Expanded District For Failing Schools

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Republican-led Michigan Senate has narrowly approved legislation allowing for the expansion of a state school district for failing schools to the rest of Michigan. It now operates only in Detroit.

The bill that passed 20-18 Wednesday has substantial changes from a version that cleared the House earlier this year.

It would codify in law the Education Achievement Authority that has 15 Detroit schools now, in part to prevent legal complications that may arise if more schools are added. The legislation would prevent schools from being added until 2015.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder supports the authority as a way to turn around the bottom 5 percent of schools. Critics say it's is an experimental and unproven educational model not living up to the hype.

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