Michigan school chief meets with charter leaders

Michigan's schools superintendent will meet with charter school backers as he works to hold institutions accountable for schools they authorize.

The Detroit Free Press reports state Superintendent Mike Flanagan will hold the first meeting Monday. He invited officials at universities, community colleges and school districts that authorize more than three charter schools. A similar invitation was sent to charter advocacy groups for a meeting Wednesday.

Representatives from schools such as Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University are expected to attend Monday's meeting. They're the two largest authorizers in the state.

Flanagan has said he plans to ban poor-performing authorizers from granting new charters. He says in his email to school officials that meeting attendees will discuss procedures for suspending an authorizer.