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In 1994, Central Michigan University became the first university in the state to authorize a charter school. Rather than wait on the sidelines, CMU took a risk and supported the charter school effort, believing it would serve as a catalyst for educational improvements benefiting all Michigan children. Founded as a normal college, the university views its involvement as expanding upon a tradition of leadership that began in the late 1800's when it educated its first public school teachers. Today, Central Michigan University is the nation's foremost leading authorizer, chartering 62 schools that serve more than 30,000 Michigan students.

To learn more about the charter school movement in Michigan, read the Center's commemorative publication: 15 Years of Transforming Public Education - a retrospective highlighting the people and events that made charter schools possible.

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