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

The Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

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State statutes and regulations determine who authorizes postsecondary institutions, what criteria authorizers must use to judge those institutions, and how authorized providers should be monitored and held accountable for their performance.
qualitative screening in which the authorizer retains full discretion to
We examined data on school authorizations, openings, closings, and enrollment, and reviewed information on Bay Area charter authorizers from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA).
As is true of all charter schools, the governing board is formally accountable to the authorizer for the school's performance.
This analysis finds that most state authorizers do not require outcomes data from colleges when they initially apply for authorization, although a majority of agencies compile student outcomes data either during reauthorization or through annual reports.
Authorizers such as Bay Mills receive 3 percent of that per-pupil school aid to pay for administrative, chartering and monitoring responsibilities.
Credit authorizers refer to credit records and reports to decide whether to approve a customer's credit card purchase.
In February 2018, the authorizer granted a three-year renewal through June 30, 2021, short of the full five-year term requested by BCCS, due to financial and management concerns.
An authorizer is going to say to a school like that, 'You're not ready to expand.
Most importantly, Texas has a sympathetic, statewide charter school authorizer rather than a local one.
recognized authorizer. (10) Charter authorizers oversee charter schools
We were convinced that meant a charter school would never open because there was no alternate sponsor (now known as an authorizer) or state appeals process to make the K-12 system more responsive.

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