Minnesota

Year Law Enacted: 1991

Number of Charter Students in the State

45,322


5%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

165


7%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Context

Minnesota passed policy provisions in 2009 that created the first authorizer application system, designed to regularly evaluate authorizers to determine if they should be allowed to continue authorizing schools. This includes requirements that authorizers use numerous best practices. The implementation of these policies is in progress.

States with Many Authorizers

Non-district authorizers oversee most schools in this state, and there are more than two active non-district authorizers overseeing five or more charters each.
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State Policy Score

26/33

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State Policy Rank

8/44

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