School Choice & Charters

The Charter School Authorizers’ Conference in 10 Tweets

By Arianna Prothero — October 23, 2014 2 min read

The National Association of Charter School Authorizer’s annual conference, which targets the groups that approve and oversee charter schools, wrapped up in Miami Thursday.

Authorizers are an important part of the charter system—they’re charged with creating high-quality schools and filtering bad ones out of the mix. How to perform those functions more effectively was central to many of the sessions, and I’ve curated a few of the more interesting insights shared by attendees on Twitter.

Lessons learned in 10 tweets from the 2014 National Associaiton of Charter School Authorizers leadership conference.

And on that last point, speakers said that might mean expanding the role of authorizers beyond simply being entities that approve and shut down schools, while working in more coordination with school districts.

If you want to see more of what came out of the conference, you can check out the hashtag #NACSA14 on Twitter and this dispatch I wrote on best practices for closing a charter school, which was the topic of multiple sessions.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Charters & Choice blog.