Press Releases

 

October 2013

October 29, 2013

  • SUNY Approves Nine New Charter Schools: eight (8) in New York City;
    one (1) in Rochester

Link to Institute Press Release

Link to Institute Summary of Findings reports:

Achievement First Brooklyn Academy Charter School pdf
Family Life Academy Charter School III pdf
Success Academy Charter Schools New York 1-6 pdf
PUC Achieve Charter School pdf

 

October 2012

October 2, 2012

  • SUNY Approves Six New Charter Schools: five (5) in New York City;
    one (1) in Rochester

Link to Institute Press Release

Link to Institute Summary of Findings reports:

Achievement First Central Brooklyn Charter School (Brooklyn) .pdf
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School II (Manhattan) .pdf
Explore Enrich Charter School  (Brooklyn) .pdf
Middle Village Preparatory Charter School (Queens) .pdf
Williamsburg Ascend Charter School (Brooklyn) .pdf
Rochester Prep Charter School 3 (Rochester) .pdf

 

   
   
   

June 2012

June 25 , 2012

  • SUNY Approves Nine New Charter Schools for New York City; Brooklyn (6) and Manhattan (3) 

Link to Institute Press Release

Link to Institute Summary of Findings reports:

Citizens of the World New York 1 (Brooklyn)
Citizens of the World New York 2  (Brooklyn)
.pdf
Explore Envision Charter School (Brooklyn) .pdf

Success Academy Charter School - Manhattan 1

Success Academy Charter School - Manhattan 2

Success Academy Charter School - Manhattan 3

Success Academy Charter School - Brooklyn 5

Success Academy Charter School - Brooklyn 6

Success Academy Charter School - Brooklyn 7

.pdf

 

May 2012

May 12, 2012

 

May 30, 2012

 

May 29, 2012

 

May 4, 2012

April 2012

April 17, 2012

  • As part of the ongoing professional development efforts of the National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), Institute staff led a nationwide webinar to discuss SUNY's pilot of Restructuring Renewal as a possible alternative to traditional charter school closure

 

December 2011

December 1, 2011

  • SUNY Announces Public Meeting to Hear Comments on DRAFT RFP to Establish New York Charter Schools

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 20, 2011

  • SUNY Trustees Approve New Charter School in Brooklyn: Canarsie Ascend Charter School


Link to Institute Press Release

Link to Download Detailed Summary of Findings
and Recommendations
Report

 

AUGUST 2011

August 15, 2011

  • Four Invited Planning Teams Respond to 6/11 Call for New School Applications

August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011

 

JULY 2011

July 26, 2011

  • SUNY Hosts National Event; Draws Education Leaders and Authorizers from Across the Country:

              Policy Matters: A SUNY Conference on Charter School Replication

 

JUNE 2011

June 27, 2011

  • 6/27/11: SUNY Releases a Limited, Special Call for Applications
    to Establish NYS Charter Schools   
        

Link to Institute Press Release

Link to Download Special Call for Applications to Establish NYS Charter Schools       

** Required Letter of Intent Due July 12, 2011 **

 

June 15, 2011

  • SUNY Trustees Approve 12 New Charter Schools in New York City

- Link to the Institute's Press Release

- View the Institute's Summary of Findings and Recommendations report for each school:

BRONX:

Children’s Aid Society Charter School
Icahn Charter Schools 6 and 7
Family Life Academy Charter School II (“FLACS II”)
Tech International Charter School

BROOKLYN:


Beginning with Children II Charter School
Brooklyn Success Academy Charter Schools 2, 3, and 4
Explore Exceed Charter School

MANHATTAN:


Manhattan Charter School II

QUEENS:

Central Queens Academy Charter School

 

MARCH 2011

March 22, 2011

 

  • SUNY Approves First to NYS: Application to Restructure an Under-Performing Charter School

Education Program of Harlem Day Charter School in Manhattan to Close; Replaced by Harlem Prep Charter School

- Link to the Institute's Press Release

- View the Summary of restructured school, Harlem Prep Charter School

 

  • SUNY Board of Trustees Approve Two New Charter High Schools for Students At-Risk


- Link to the Institute's Press Release

- View the Summary doc of both schools: ROADS Charter School I (Brooklyn) and ROADS Charter School II (Bronx)

Today’s decision marks the fifth SUNY approved charter high school with a particular focus on at-risk students approved since the May 2010 Amendments to the Charter Schools Act, which placed a priority on improving New York’s high school graduation rates. See summaries of the other approved schools here: Broome Street Academy Charter High School (Manhattan);  The New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities (Bronx); and The New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science (Bronx)

 

NOVEMBER 2010

November 30, 2010

  • SUNY Holds Meeting to Accept Comments on its Draft RFP to Establish NYS Charter Schools

Link to the Institute's Press Release

 

November 17, 2010

  • SUNY Board of Trustees Approves A New Charter School in Manhattan

Link to the Institute's Press Release

View the Summary doc: Innovate Manhattan Charter School (Manhattan)

November 16, 2010

  • SUNY Opens Public Comment Period on the Draft of its January 2011
    RFP to Establish NYS Charter Schools

Link to the Institute's Press Release

Download the Draft RFP to Establish NYS Charter Schools

November 2, 2010

  • SUNY Issues Request for Applications to Restructure a NYS Charter School

Link to the Institute's Press Release

Download the RFA to Restructure a NYS Charter School

 

OCTOBER 2010

October 27, 2010

  • SUNY Board of Trustees Approves Two New Charter Schools

Link to the Institute's Press Release

Related: Detailed Summary docs for each school: 

Bronx Success Academy Charter School 3 (Bronx)

Success Academy Charter School (Manhattan)

October 20, 2010


  • Important Note: A power failure involving SUNY's technology hub in Albany has caused today's meeting of the Trustees' Executive Committee to be postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

SEPTEMBER 2010


September 28, 2010

  • New Jersey Considers Additional Independent Charter School Authorizers; SUNY Charter Schools Institute Executive Director Jonas S. Chartock Testifies Today

Link to Press Release

Download Testimony

 

September 15, 2010

  • SUNY Charter Schools Institute Executive Director Jonas S. Chartock Tapped to Lead National Non-Profit Focused on Teacher Leadership

Link to SUNY's Press Release



September 15, 2010

  • SUNY Board of Trustees Approves Five New Charter Schools

Link to the Institute's Press Release

Related: Detailed Summary docs for each school: 

Broome Street Academy Charter High School (Manhattan);

Heketi Community Charter School (Bronx);

The New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities (Bronx);

The New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science (Bronx); and

Our World Neighborhood Charter School II (Queens).

 

AUGUST 2010

August 16, 2010

  • SUNY Receives Eight Proposals to Open New Charter Schools
    Press Release;  Click here for details on each application: Public List.

 

August 2, 2010


- Download the Final RFP

- Download the Summary of Public Comments on the Draft RFP


JULY 2010

 

July 12, 2010

  • The SUNY Charter Schools Institute Opens a Public Comment Period on behalf of the SUNY Trustees for its: Draft Request for Proposals to Establish NYS Charter Schools

 

July 9, 2010

 

JUNE 2010

June 2, 2010

 

MAY 2010

May 24, 2010

  • SUNY Charter Schools Institute Releases New Fiscal Dashboard:


Providing a Valuable Tool to Charter Schools, School Communities and the Public; Adds to Most Transparent Public School Accountability System in the State

-  Link to the Institute's Press Release

Link to SUNY Fiscal Dashboard

 

May 11, 2010

 

May 10, 2010

 

May 3, 2010

  • SUNY Receives 22 Applications to Open New Charter Schools
    Press Release;  Click here for details on each application: Public List

 

APRIL 2010

April 22, 2010

  • Institute Executive Director Jonas S. Chartock presents testimony at Senate Hearing on Charter Schools

 

MARCH 2010

March 31, 2010

 

FEBRUARY 2010

February 20, 2010


JANUARY 2010

January 14, 2010

According to a review of the data from the January 2010 CREDO study, SUNY authorized charter schools produce greater gains in student achievement than any other public school in New York City (charter or non-charter).


NOVEMBER 2009

November 19, 2009

Release: Sean G. Fitzsimons Joins Institute Staff as Program Analyst

November 17, 2009

SUNY Board of Trustees Approves New Charter School to Open in Manhattan

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve Harlem Success Academy Charter School 5, to open in Manhattan in August 2010. Link to the Institute's Press
Release
. Related: Click to view a detailed school summary for Harlem Success Academy Charter School 5.


OCTOBER 2009

October 28, 2009

Release: Charter Schools Institute Names Thomas J. Franta, Esq. Staff Attorney

October 21, 2009

Release: NACSA Appoints Jonas S. Chartock to its Board of Directors

 

SEPTEMBER 2009

September 15, 2009

SUNY Board of Trustees Approves Eight New Charter Schools

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve eight new charter schools. Link to the Institute's Press Release. Related: Detailed school summaries for Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Boys, Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls, Harlem Success Academy Charter School 6, Harlem Success Academy Charter School 7, Icahn Charter School 5, New Hope Academy Charter School and New World Preparatory Charter School.


JULY 2009

July 29, 2009

Release: Charter Schools Institute Names Maya Lagana Analyst for School Evaluation


July 22, 2009

Release: Charter Schools Institute Names Jason Sarsfield Senior Analyst


JUNE 2009

June 28, 2009

Institute Executive Director Jonas Chartock Interviewed by Albany Times Union


June 26, 2009

Institute Senior Vice President Dr. Jennifer Sneed Gives Keynote Address at Annual Commencement Exercise for Icahn Charter School 1


June 16, 2009

SUNY Board Approves Application to Establish a New Charter School in Rochester

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men. Link to the Institute's Press Release. Related: detailed school summary for University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men.


June 8, 2009

SUNY Sets the Definition of Quality Charter School Authorizing

** Download pictures and see Governor's Proclamation here.

To a standing room only crowd of nearly 200 people Monday at the SUNY authorized Grand Concourse Academy Charter School in the Bronx, State University of New York Board Chairman Carl T. Hayden said, “SUNY authorized charter schools have posted stunning results on latest math and ELA exams, overall 92% of students scoring at proficiency in math, and 80% at proficiency in English language arts. There is no other educational enterprise anywhere in this state that came close to that record.”

The event marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute and honored four SUNY charter schools for earning the highest renewal offered by the Trustees.

 

June 3, 2009

SUNY Authorized Charter School Students Excel on State Math Exam

SUNY Charter Schools Institute Executive Director Jonas S. Chartock today announced that state-wide, 92% percent of students across grades 3-8 in SUNY authorized charter schools scored at or above proficiency on the 2008-09 state assessments in mathematics, exceeding the average proficiency for non-SUNY authorized charter schools and all public schools state-wide, charter and non-charter.


MAY 2009

May 8, 2009

SUNY Authorized Charter Schools Make the Grade on the 2008-09 ELA Exam

SUNY Charter Schools Institute Executive Director Jonas S. Chartock today announced that state-wide, on average, 80% percent of students across grades 3-8 in SUNY authorized charter schools scored at proficiency on the 2008-09 state assessments in English language arts, exceeding the state-wide average for all schools. SUNY is the largest charter school authorizer in New York State having chartered 64 schools.


MARCH 2009

March 26, 2009

SUNY Board Grants Highest Renewal to Three NYC Charter Schools

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted on Tuesday to grant full-term, five-year initial renewals to three New York City-based charter schools:  Bronx Charter School for Excellence, Excellence Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant, and Grand Concourse Academy Charter School. The full-term, five-year renewal is the highest renewal designation that the State University Trustees award. Link to the Institute's Press Release.

March 19, 2009

Release: Charter Schools Institute Names David J. Hruby as Associate Vice President of School Finance

JANUARY 2009

January 27, 2009

SUNY Board of Trustees Approves New Charter School in Albany

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve the Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls. Link to the Institute's Press Release. Related: detailed school summary for Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls.


NOVEMBER 2008

November 17, 2008

Release: Charter Schools Institute Names Kevin Flynn Accountability Analyst

November 10, 2008

Release: Charter Schools Institute Promotes Simeon Stolzberg to Director of School Evaluation


SEPTEMBER 2008

September 17, 2008

Release: Statement from SUNY Charter Schools Institute on the Resignation of State University Trustees’ Vice Chairman and Charter Schools Committee Chair Randy A. Daniels

September 16, 2008

SUNY Board of Trustees Approves Seven New Charter Schools

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Charter Schools Committee and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve seven new charter schools. Link to the Institute's Press Release. Related: Detailed school summaries for The Academy Charter School, Carl C. Icahn Charter School Nine, Crown Heights Collegiate Charter School, East New York Collegiate Charter School, Flatbush Collegiate Charter School, Girls Preparatory Charter School of East Harlem and New Roots Charter School.


MAY 2008

May 13, 2008

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints New Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute and Approve Five New NYC Area Charter Schools

Release: SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Jonas S. Chartock as Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute.

The SUNY Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Committee on Charter Schools

and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve five new charter schools to be located in the New York City area. Link to the Institute's Press Release. Related: Detailed school summaries for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Excellence Charter School for Girls,

Leadership Preparatory Brownsville Charter School, Leadership Preparatory East New York Charter School and Leadership Preparatory Flatbush Charter School.

 

May 5, 2008

SUNY Board of Trustees' Committee on Charter Schools and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute to hold Second Annual Renewal Recognition Ceremony (Release and Photos)

 

MARCH 2008

March 26, 2008

Charter Schools Institute Promotes Maureen C. Murphy to Director of Charter Accountability

Charter Schools Institute Names Katherine B. Graetzer Special Projects Assistant

March 11, 2008

State University Trustees Make Multiple Renewal Decisions (NYC, Troy, Schenectady)

Release: SUNY Board Grants Highest Renewal to Brooklyn Charter School. Related: Brooklyn Excelsior Renewal Report

Release: SUNY Board Grants Highest Renewal to Two Manhattan Charter Schools; Approves Innovative Plans for Growth. Related: Harlem Village Academy Renewal Report; and the KIPP S.T.A.R. Renewal Report

Release: SUNY Board Grants One-Year Renewal with Conditions to the Ark Community Charter School (Troy). Related: Ark Renewal Report

Release: SUNY Board Issues Non-Renewal (closure) Decision for the International Charter School of Schenectady (Rotterdam). Related: ICSS Renewal Report

 

JANUARY 2008

January 15, 2008

State University Trustees Approve New Charter School and Make Multiple Renewal Recommendations (Bronx and Buffalo)

Release:  SUNY Board Approves Application to Establish the Achievement First North Crown Heights Charter School in Brooklyn  (Related: Institute's Summary of Findings)


Release:  SUNY Board Grants Highest Renewal to Two Bronx Charter Schools (Related: Institute Renewal Reports for Bronx Better Learning Charter School and Family Life Academy Charter School)


Release: SUNY Board Grants Highest Renewal to King Center Charter School (Buffalo)  
(Related: Institute Renewal Report for King Center Charter School)


Release: SUNY Board Grants Short-Term Renewal to Buffalo United Charter School  (Related: Institute Renewal Report for Buffalo United Charter School)


Release: SUNY Board Issues Non-Renewal (closure) Decision for Sankofa Charter School (Buffalo)  (Related: Institute Renewal Report for Sankofa Charter School)



OCTOBER 2007

October 26, 2007

The State University of New York Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of its Committee on Charter Schools and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, voted today to approve eight new charter schools to be located in: Manhattan (3); the Bronx (1); Brooklyn; (2), Queens (1); and upstate, in Troy (1), New York. Each of these schools plans to open in the fall of 2008. The Trustees’ action marks the first approval of new charter schools in the state in nearly two years. Link to the Institute's Press Release and detailed application and school summaries.


SEPTEMBER 2007

September 28, 2007

USDOE Report Recognizes SUNY as a High Quality Charter Authorizer

A second report, also newly released from USDOE, profiles a SUNY authorized charter school in the Bronx as one of seven charter schools making significant strides in closing the achievement gap.


MAY 2007

May 27, 2007

SUNY Board of Trustees' Committee on Charter Schools and the SUNY Charter Schools Institute hold first ever Renewal Recognition Ceremony. (Release and Photos)

May 22, 2007

SUNY Charter Schools Institute Statement on New Covenant Charter School.


APRIL 2007

April 2, 2007

SUNY Charter Schools Institute Statement on Charter Cap Lift (New York State Charter Cap Lifted to 200; SUNY Trustees to Award 50 of 100 New Charters)


MARCH 2007

March 28, 2007

Institute Vice President for School Fiscal Accountability William J. Lake Addresses Rockefeller Institute of Government forum, Charter Schools: Issues and Outlook


JANUARY 2007

January 23, 2007

Charter Schools Institute Names Dr. Joanne M. Falinski Vice President for Charter School Evaluation.

January 23, 2007

Charter Schools Institute Names Mr. Jason L. Sarsfield Senior Analyst


January 11, 2007

SUNY Board of Trustees Recognizes Progress, Votes to Renew Two Charter Schools

Community Partnership Charter School (Brooklyn) and Harbor Science and Arts Charter School (Manhattan).  See school profile pages for additional details on these schools.


January 11, 2007

SUNY Board of Trustees Vote to Grant Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School a Short-Term Planning Year Renewal

Trustees also approve revisions to three charters: Albany Community Charter School (Albany); Girl’s Preparatory Charter School of New York (Manhattan); and Harlem Village Academy Charter School (Manhattan).  See school profile pages for additional details on these schools.


January 11, 2007

SUNY Board of Trustees Name Charter Schools Stimulus Grant Fund Recipients

Twelve (12) Facility Financing Grants Totaling $2,800,000 and Six (6) Start-Up/Implementation Grants Totaling $280,000.