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2023 Florida Statutes (including 2023C)

F.S. 1004.88
1004.88 Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation.
(1) The Florida Institute for Charter School Innovation is established at Miami Dade College, subject to appropriation, for the purpose of improving charter school authorizing practices in this state.
(2) The institute shall do all of the following:
(a) Analyze charter school applications, identify best practices, and create a state resource for developing and reviewing charter school applications.
(b) Provide charter school sponsors with training, technical assistance, and support in reviewing initial and renewal charter applications.
(c) Conduct applied research on policy and practices related to charter schools.
(d) Conduct or compile basic research on the status of educational choice, charter authorizing, and charter school performance in this state, and other topics related to charter schools.
(e) Collaborate with the Department of Education in developing the sponsor evaluation framework under s. 1002.33(5)(c).
(f) Disseminate information regarding research-based charter school teaching practices to teacher educators in this state.
(g) Host research workshops and conferences that allow charter school sponsors, charter school operators, students, and parents to engage in topics related to charter schools.
(3) The institute may apply for and receive federal, state, or local agency grants for the purposes of this section.
(4) The District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College shall establish policies for the supervision, administration, and governance of the institute.
History.s. 4, ch. 2022-144.