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1) How many charter schools are there in Michigan?
The Michigan Department of Education reported 277 charter school districts in Michigan as of August 2012. Eastern Michigan University (EMU) sponsors eight charter schools.
4) Who can start a charter school? Nearly any interested individual or group can start a charter school. However, organizations connected directly with religious organizations or educational service providers (ESP) may not be allowed to receive a charter in Michigan.
7) How is the success of EMU’s charter schools measured?
Charter schools are required to meet U.S. Department of Education and Michigan Department of Education academic performance standards. In addition, Eastern's charter schools are required to meet specic performance standards that are set by Eastern's Charter Schools Office.