State Policies that Support High-Quality Charter School Authorizing Practices

Date: April 21, 2010

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Description

This National Charter School Resource Center webinar focused on state policies that support high-quality charter school authorizing practices. During the webinar participants:

  • Learned about the recommendations from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for a model state law that will improve the quality of charter school authorization
  • Explored how their state ranks on the authorizing components of the model law and compares with other states
  • Examined Minnesota’s model Request for Proposals for authorizers that puts the recommendations from the model law into practice
  • Engaged in an interactive conversation with distinguished state leaders and national experts about improving the quality of authorizing

The webinar featured Todd Ziebarth, a nationally recognized expert on high-quality authorizing practices and state charter school policies.  Mr. Ziebarth is the Vice President for State Advocacy and Support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.  David Hartman, Charter School Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, discussed the components of Minnesota’s model Request for Proposals (RFP) for authorizers and the process for developing the RFP.

Additional information on how state charter laws rank against the model law can be found at the National Alliance for Public Charter School's interactive database.