7 charter school authorizers no longer at risk of suspension

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s education agency has told seven charter school authorizers that they are no longer at risk of losing their ability to charter new schools.

State superintendent Mike Flanagan said Wednesday the authorizers have made sufficient changes since he put them on notice for possible suspension in August for deficiencies in transparency, academic performance and fiscal oversight.

Authorizers receiving the good news include four universities, a community college and two school districts. They are Ferris State, Grand Valley State, Kellogg Community College, Lake Superior State, the Macomb Intermediate School District, Muskegon Heights Public Schools and Northern Michigan.

Flanagan says four authorizers remain at risk, though they won’t be suspended now because a new superintendent will take charge this summer and Gov. Rick Snyder is developing a strategy for urban education reform.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s