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Minnesota Still Working On Boosting Charter School Oversight

Minnesota is pressing for more vigilance and action from its 28 charter school authorizers — the nonprofits, colleges or school districts that monitor the independent public schools. That’s since changes in 2009 in the charter law sought to clarify the sometimes murky role of authorizers and to boost oversight.

A review of hundreds of pages of recent letters and emails between authorizers and the state suggests that in some ways, this push remains a work in progress.