Formed in 2013 after the passage of the Arkansas Quality Charter Schools Act of 2013, the Charter Authorizing Panel is comprised of Arkansas Department of Education staff appointed by the Commissioner of Education.
The Charter School Authorizing Panel is the primary authorizer for all charters in the state. The panel oversees the authorization, renewal, revision, and revocation of charters.
Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.
Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks, National Board Certification assistance and more.