Va. charter school committee to meet
A state Board of Education committee that reviews applications for new public charter schools will meet for the first time since the passage of legislation that encourages the formation of such schools.
The charter school committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon. The panel will hear from several national charter-school advocates and review other states' charter-school policies and procedures. It also will continue to determine how Virginia will implement new legislation that would expand the state's role in the charter school approval process.
The legislation passed this year gives the state Department of Education a role in advising prospective charter-school providers on their applications before they go up for approval before local school boards. The local boards would retain ultimate authority to approve such schools.
The measure was among Gov. Bob McDonnell's cornerstone educational initiatives.
-- Associated Press
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