Minnesota Guild of Charter Schools (The Guild) is CSE's new authorizer beginning July 1, 2016. Concordia University had been the authorizer for Community School of Excellence since our school started, and we thank them for their years of guidance, support, and service.
CSE is excited for this new partnership and support from The Guild, a dedicated charter school authorizer whose Board of Directors "exemplify a deep commitment to educational excellence and represent expertise from multiple sectors." The Guild further declares that they promote "innovative, research-based schools that rely on teacher expertise to identify and use effective teaching strategies, promote engaged student learning, create professional autonomy, and ensure effective, shared responsibility for outcomes."
We are honored that our future will be guided by our work with Minnesota Guild of Charter Schools.
What is the Role of a Authorizer?
Minnesota law, like that of other states, includes a requirement that chartered schools must be granted a charter by an entity referred to as the "sponsor" or "authorizer." The concept of a "charter" and the subsequent "contract for results" are central to the chartering idea. Sponsoring is the granting of a charter to an organization/operator that enables the operator to open and implement a chartered school. The authorizer has key roles throughout the development, implementation and evaluation of the schools it sponsors.
These roles are:
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