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Authorize

To empower another with the legal right to perform an action.

The Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

authorize

v. to officially empower someone to act. (See: authority)

authorize

verb accord, accredit, acquiesce in, admit, advocate, affirm, agree to, allow, appoint, approve, assent to, assign, auctor esse, be favorable to, be in favor of, certify, charge, charter, commission, concede, confer a privilege, confer a right, confirm, confirm officially, consent to, consign, countenance, credit, declare lawful, delegate to, depute, enable, endorse, endow, endow with power, entitle, entrust, establish, formalize, formally sanction, give a right, give authority, give leave, give permission, give power, go along with, grant, grant claims, grant permission, have no objection, homologate, interpose no obstacles, innest with power, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, maintain, make legal, make valid, permit, potestatem facere, prescribe, privilege, pronounce legal, put in force, put up with, recognize, recommend, release, reetore permission, sanctify, sanction, sanction a claim, sign, subscribe to, suffer to occur, support by authority, sustain, sustain by authority, tolerate, underwrite, validate, vest with a title, vouch for, vouchsafe, warrant
Associated concepts: agency, delegation
Foreign phrases: Semper qui non prohibet pro se intervenire, mandare creditur.He who does not prohibit the intervention of another in his behalf is deemed to have authorized it.
See also: accept, accredit, appoint, approve, assent, assign, bestow, certify, charge, command, commit, concede, confirm, consent, consign, cosign, delegate, designate, detail, employ, empower, enable, enfranchise, entrust, grant, hire, indorse, invest, legalize, legislate, legitimate, let, notarize, pass, permit, qualify, sanction, seal, sign, suffer, validate, vest
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By engaging authorizers and a broad coalition to close failing charter schools and open many more good ones, we can get one million more children into 3,000 high-performing schools over the next five years.
Despite this increased productivity, prospects for authorizer jobs will be favorable due to the high turnover.
Additionally, the report recommends that (1) the local authorizers and SELPAs seize the tremendous opportunity to empower charters to serve a higher percentage and broader range of students through creating innovative LEA-like arrangements, and (2) charter LEAs seek opportunities to build infrastructure and mitigate risk though establishing charter consortia or cooperatives, risk pools, systems of service sharing, and partnerships with community organizations.
The purpose of this RFP is to secure the services of a high-quality independent evaluation provider to evaluate applications submitted in two different application processes: The Charter School application process, and The Local Charter Authorizer application process.
s charter authorizer cites low enrollment or inadequate academic achievement for many of the closures, but "financial and management deficiencies" contributed to at least 16 closures and "governance" problems to another 4 since 1998.
after which they must renew their charter with the authorizer.
According to the 2011 survey report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA, 2012), there were an estimated 957 charter school authorizers nationally as of fall 2011.
This new emphasis has put the role of authorizers, which sponsor and oversee charter schools, in the spotlight.
Authorizers such as Bay Mills receive 3 percent of that per-pupil school aid to pay for administrative, chartering and monitoring responsibilities.
Completed claims are routed directly to the relevant authorizer using CODA's embedded Workflow, prompting further actions by users throughout the organization.
STABLE CREDIT CHARACTERISTICS: The 'BBB' rating reflects PPPCS' prudent fiscal management and demonstrated student demand, as well as the strong support of its charter authorizer, Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS).
At the start of 2012, CMU served as authorizer to 56 of the schools, which educate about 30,000 students (see Figure 1).