John Covington, the outgoing superintendent for the Kansas City, Mo., School District, will become the first chancellor for the new statewide district for Michigan's lowest-performing schools.
Covington will run the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), which will take control of some struggling schools in Detroit starting next year. On Friday, the EAA executive committee unanimously approved Covington, who will be paid $225,000 a year with a $175,000 signing bonus. The contract is for four years.
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