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Michigan Superintendent hosting charter school meetings

LANSING (WKZO) -- Two meetings are scheduled this week to review the regulation and performance of the state's charter schools.

The meetings scheduled for Monday and Wednesday are being hosted by State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. After scathing reports of some charter schools' misuse of funding and low performance records, Flanagan says he plans to do more to hold school authorizers more accountable for the performance of the schools they approve.

Flanagan is quoted in the "Detroit Free Press" saying, "The purpose of the meeting is to review these proposed authorizing requirements, processes, procedures and protocols. It will provide an opportunity for discussion with authorizers around the implementation of a procedure to suspend an authorizing agency's ability to issue and renew contracts."