Seven Charter School Authorizers No Longer At Risk Of Suspension

LANSING, MI (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.

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