Charter News

Nov
16
2022
School Spotlight: Finn Academy Charter School
Institute News
As the 15 or so 2nd Grade scholars scampered, pen and paper in hand, into the (unused) locker room on the 2nd floor of Finn Academy Charter School, they were greeted by a support staff member dressed in an inflatable dinosaur costume. After some welcoming ...
Nov
16
2022
Experiential Learning with Kristie Swanson, Finn Academy Charter School
Institute News
Kristie Swanson, Experiential Learning Coordinator at Finn Academy Charter School, joins the More Great Seats for Kids podcast to discuss introducing hands-on activities in the classroom to connect academic learning to real-world situations and build ...
Oct
25
2022
Attention NYC Charter Schools: NYC Mayor Adam Extends Local State of Emergency
Institute News
On Saturday, October 22, NYC Mayor Eric Adams issued Executive Order 242, extending the local state of emergency in New York City, and allowing NYC charter schools to continue operating under pandemic-era rules regarding board meetings. As a result, ...
Oct
18
2022
School Spotlight: Designing a New Facility, Addressing Unfinished Learning with Central Queen Academy’s Ashish Kapadia
Institute News
Central Queen Academy’s Executive Director Ashish Kapadia joins the podcast to discuss the new school year, partnering with community groups to deliver critical services and supports, and addressing unfinished learning through targeted SEL. He also ...
Sep
13
2022
Open Meetings Law Guidance Update for September 13, 2022
Institute News
Governor Hochul has not issued an extension of the COVID state of emergency.  The flexibilities regarding videoconferencing under the Open Meetings Law expired on September 12th.  Boards must ensure a quorum of board members are available in ...
Sep
08
2022
Remarks by Interim Executive Director Kathryn Connell-Espinosa at the Central Queens Academy Ribbon Cutting
Institute News
The following is a transcript from the remarks given by Interim Executive Director Kathryn Connell-Espinosa at the ribbon cutting for Central Queens Academy‘s new school building, held on September 7, 2022 in Queens, New York. “Thank you, ...
Sep
01
2022
School Spotlight: PAVE Academy Charter School
Institute News
Marsha Gadsden, Executive Director of PAVE Academy Charter School, joined the ‘More Great Seats for Kids’ podcast to discuss what makes PAVE Academy Charter School different than other public schools, lessons learned from the pandemic, and more.
Aug
15
2022
Open Meetings Law Guidance Update for August 15, 2022
Institute News
On August 13, 2022, Governor Hochul signed Executive Order 11.9 extending the current state disaster emergency caused by COVID-19.  This will extend the Open Meetings Law videoconferencing flexibility period through September 12th. For more information, ...
Aug
02
2022
Kathryn Connell-Espinosa Appointed Interim Executive Director
Institute News
A statement from SUNY Trustee Joseph W. Belluck on the appointment of Kathryn Connell-Espinosa as Interim Executive Director, effective August 4.  On August 3, Susie Miller Carello will conclude a successful career as Executive Director of the SUNY ...
Jul
21
2022
Open Meetings Law Guidance Update for July 15, 2022
Institute News
On July 14, 2022, Governor Hochul signed Executive Order 11.8 extending the current state disaster emergency caused by COVID-19.  This will extend the Open Meetings Law videoconferencing flexibility period through August 13th. For more information, please ...