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The EAA dies this week. Here's what it taught us.

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Sarah Cwiek/Michigan Radio
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A sign outside an EAA school advertised its "student-centered learning" philosophy in 2013. The attempt at a state turnaround schools district, widely regarded as a failed experiment, ends this week.

The state's experiment in running a school district ends this week: the Education Achievement Authority will cease to exist as of Friday.

Its 15 schools will be absorbed back into the Detroit Public Schools Community District. So, did anything actually work under the EAA?

"We had the kids who need the most, getting the least experienced teachers. That didn't prove to work out very well for the EAA,” said Bridge Magazine's Chastity Pratt Dawsey. She's been covering the EAA since its inception in 2011.

As the experiment comes to end, Dawsey joined Stateside to look back at its legacy.

Listen above.

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