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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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In most cases, the authorizer is a local school district, but the power to authorize charter schools also has been granted to state agencies, universities, a mayor's office, and even (in Minnesota and Ohio) nonprofit organizations that meet certain prerequisites.
Instead, the authorizer requires institutions to report a minimal amount of information (such as total number of enrollees and completers and students' field of study, with unique identifiers for each student).
s authorizer now asks, in a roundabout way, if a charter applicant can "fire" its CMO.
charter support staff, and claims of the initial authorizer that has
Nationally, 86% of the authorizers oversee 5 or fewer schools, 5% oversee 6-9 schools, and 9% oversee 10 or more schools.
Indiana legislators earlier this year expanded authorizers to include private four-year colleges and a state-level board.
Authorizers such as Bay Mills receive 3 percent of that per-pupil school aid to pay for administrative, chartering and monitoring responsibilities.
However, when an account is past due, overextended, invalid, or shows a change of address, the computer generates an inquiry message, and the transaction is referred to a credit authorizer The authorizer, located in a central office, retrieves the customer's credit records and payment history-usually obtained from credit bureaus and reporting agencies--on a computer terminal, and quickly evaluates this information to determine whether or not the purchase should be approved.
This does not mean that states should not also consider additional resources for authorizers; charging higher fees might be one approach that would allow the authorizer to approve institutions more quickly and through a process that is more streamlined, reliable, and transparent.
Now teachers can play a key role in regaining the promise of innovation, professional leadership, and autonomy through the Minnesota Guild of Public Charter Schools, the first union-sponsored authorizer of charter schools in the nation.
The authors show that different levels of comparison--state level, school type, district level, and authorizer level--yield different results, and comparisons at high levels of aggregation (such as those made at the state level) mask important information and variation.
In school year 2002-03, some states reported that they provided charter schools flexibility by allowing them to choose their authorizer.