charter schools

12:09 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

MI Charter Schools Want Peer Review

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State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan has threatened to revoke the ability of some universities and other organizations to authorize charter schools unless they improve student achievement and business transparency.
A group of Michigan's charter school authorizers wants to establish a peer-review accreditation process that could help the Michigan Department of Education determine if they are doing a good job. The commission would evaluate any authorizer that voluntary joins on nine criteria and give it one of three grades - accredited, accredited with conditions or not accredited.
SW Michigan
6:41 am
Fri August 15, 2014

State May Need New Charter School Rules

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Michigan School Superintendent Mike Flanagan has threatened to pull the authority of some organizations sponsoring charter schools. But the Gongwer News Service reports that Richard McLellan, an attorney who drafted the state’s charter school law, says Flanagan will have to come up with suspension rules before he pulls the plug on any authorizing agency. McLellan says the process must allow appeals, including court challenges.

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7:07 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Michigan Schools Superintendent Plans Meetings on Charter School Accountability

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Free Press series raised concerns over accountability of charter schools in state
State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan will meet with Michigan charter school authorizers and charter advocacy groups in two separate meetings this month as he shapes his plan to hold universities and other institutions accountable for the performance of the schools they authorize.
6:23 am
Fri July 11, 2014

State Senate Majority Leader Calls for Tighter Regulations on Charter Schools

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Randy Richardville says a "better system of checks and balances" is needed after Free Press series on charter schools
State lawmakers can expect to see legislation introduced in the next month or two tightening up the statute regulating charter schools in Michigan. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, said Thursday during a taping of the "Off the Record" show on public television that he has asked his staff to begin drafting legislation in the wake of a Free Press special report on the performance and oversight of state charter schools.
Charter Schools
8:48 am
Mon July 7, 2014

WSW: Charter Schools' Financing and Accountability

Canton Charter Academy
Credit Dwight Burdette, Wikicommons


Western Michigan University Professor Gary Miron says small, independent, locally run charter schools are hard to find in Michigan. 

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