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17 02, 2020

‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Preparing for a School Evaluation Visit

2020-02-18T08:45:42-05:00February 17th, 2020|News|

Andrew Kile, Director of School of Evaluation, joins the podcast to discuss the importance of the school evaluation visit, the types of evidence the team collects and evaluates, specific on the ground activities, the purpose of reports, and more. Then Danielle Bruno, Principal / Director of Elmwood Village Days Park, reflects on the school’s most [...]

13 02, 2020

NYSDOH & NYSED Guidance on 2019 Novel Coronavirus

2020-02-13T12:16:13-05:00February 13th, 2020|News|

On February 5, 2020, NYS Department of Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, and NYS Education Department Commissioner Shannon L. Tahoe issued a joint letter offering guidance on the Coronavirus. The NYSDOH and NYSED also provided a template for parent outreach. Joint NYSDOH-NYSED Coronavirus Letter for School Leaders Coronavirus Parent Letter Template SUNY Health [...]

13 01, 2020

‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Charter School Renewal and What it Means to be an Academic Success

2020-01-13T09:14:35-05:00January 13th, 2020|News|

Charter schools in New York trade greater operational autonomy for greater accountability for academic outcomes. We call this the “Autonomy for Accountability Bargain.” But what does this look like in practice? Jeff Wasbes, Executive Deputy Director for Accountability at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, discusses the renewal process, quantitative and qualitative benchmarks, evidence collection, what [...]

10 12, 2019

‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Starting a SUNY Authorized Charter School – Best Practices for Application Success

2020-01-14T15:05:49-05:00December 10th, 2019|News|

Maureen Foley, Director of New Charters, discusses everything you need to know about the SUNY application process, including the RFP, collecting and documenting evidence of community need, working with Institute staff, submitting a high quality application, and preparing for the capacity interview. Then Dr. Christopher Manning, Executive Director of Buffalo Creek Academy, which was approved [...]

16 10, 2019

SUNY Trustees Approve Application for Buffalo Creek Charter School; Renew 9 Schools

2019-11-12T07:54:39-05:00October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized, News|

New York, New York - The SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (“Committee”), acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees and upon the recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”), yesterday approved an application for Buffalo Creek Charter School as well as resolutions to renew 9 SUNY authorized charter [...]

23 08, 2019

SUNY Authorized Charter Schools outperform the state in both ELA and mathematics by 14% and 20% respectively

2019-08-23T15:48:57-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized, News|

As the New York State Education Department released the 2019 ELA and math assessment results for grades 3-8, the SUNY Charter Schools Institute is proud to share the strong accomplishments of SUNY authorized charter schools. When compared to their local school districts, over 88% of SUNY authorized charter schools outperformed their local district in ELA, [...]

3 04, 2019

Announcing the 2018-19 State Stimulus Fund Grant Request for Proposals

2019-04-03T14:53:08-04:00April 3rd, 2019|News|

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, acting on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, is pleased to announce that it will accept applications for New York State Charter Schools Stimulus Fund (“SSF”) grants in support of charter school facility projects with bonus points available for performing arts programs/projects. Schools [...]

6 03, 2019

Proposals Submitted in Response to the 2019 RFP Round 2 — Spring Cycle (Outside NYC)

2019-03-06T14:35:48-05:00March 6th, 2019|2019 SUNY Request for Proposals - Round 2 "Spring Cycle" (Outside NYC), News|

The State University of New York Board of Trustees (“SUNY Trustees”), in its capacity as a charter authorizer, has received proposals in response to the 2019 SUNY Request for Proposals Round 2 -- Spring Cycle (Outside NYC).  This round is only open to applicant groups seeking to start a charter school outside of New York [...]

4 03, 2019

SUNY Trustees Approve Seven Applications for Seven New Charter Schools and Renew Seven Schools

2019-03-04T15:09:33-05:00March 4th, 2019|News|

New York – Upon recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (“Committee”), acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees, today approved 7 applications for 7 new charter schools and renewed 7 charter schools. To view the press release, click here.

11 02, 2019

SUNY Trustees Renew Seven Charter Schools

2019-02-11T13:59:31-05:00February 11th, 2019|News|

New York – Upon recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (“Committee”), acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees, today approved 7 resolutions to renew 7 charter schools. To view the press release, click here.

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