Update from the Charter School Institute
COMMITTEE ON JOINT EDUCATION
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11:37 AM -- Update from the Charter School Institute
Wayne Eckerling and former Senator Keith King came to the table, and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Eckerling described the mission, role, and establishment of the Charter School Institute (CSI), and CSI's funding. He discussed the differences between CSI and the League of Charter Schools, and the two organizations' shared goals. He spoke about districts' exclusive chartering authority, and about the work of CSI in recent years.
Senator King spoke about his role with Colorado Early Colleges and how those schools benefit students. Senator King responded to questions from the committee. Representatives of Windsor Charter Academy introduced themselves. Mr. Eckerling responded to questions from the committee.
The committee adjourned.