Category: State Policy Trends

A Charter Sector and Chartered Schools

Parents don't enroll their children in a sector. They enroll in some particular school. And yet, research to date has been comparing "charter" and "district."

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Superintendent: We may need to reinvent or discover a new system

In this report to Minnesota’s Association of School Administrators, the organization’s executive director wonders whether states need entirely new systems to meet today’s educational goals.

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The Minnesota legislature makes it possible for districts to create schools with charter-like independence and autonomy

In 2009 the Minnesota legislature created a new statewide platform for the creation of new schools. The Site-Governed Schools law allows for the creation of schools inside districts that enjoy the same autonomy and exemption from state regulation as schools in the chartering sector.

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