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Principal: “There was a lot of good in the EAA that could be lost” in transition

Nir Saar is the principal of the Mumford Academy in Northwest Detroit.
Nir Saar is the principal of the Mumford Academy in Northwest Detroit.

Stateside's conversation with Nir Saar, principal of the Mumford Academy.

Michigan's experiment in running a school district ends this week.

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) will cease to exist as of Friday. Its 15 schools will be absorbed back into the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Nir Saar, the principal of the Mumford Academy in Northwest Detroit, joined Stateside to look back at the EAA's legacy and what we can learn from it.

Listen to the full interview above to hear about his vision for Mumford Academy and his thoughts on the new Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. 

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