25
Feb-2016
SUNY Trustees Renew Six Charter Schools, Approve Two Mergers, and Approve One Revision

Upon recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee, acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees, today approved 6 resolutions to approve the applications for charter renewal of 6 SUNY authorized charter schools: 4 in or around New York City – in Brooklyn and Manhattan; and 2 in upstate New York – in Albany.
Additionally, the Committee approved 2 mergers and 1 charter revision.

Click here to view the press release.

12
Feb-2016
SUNY Releases Final 2016 RFP

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”) announces the release of the 2016 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools in New York State, including New York City.  The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended, the “Act”) requires New York’s charter authorizers to solicit applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute also mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP. The Response to Public Comments is available here. All comments were reviewed by Institute staff, and changes were made to the RFP based on the feedback received.

 

26
Jan-2016
SUNY Trustees Renew Nine Charter Schools

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 9 resolutions to approve the applications for charter renewal of 9 SUNY authorized charter schools: 7 in or around New York City – in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens; and 2 in upstate New York – in Rochester.

Click here to view press release

08
Jan-2016
SUNY Releases Draft 2016 RFP for Public Comment

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, on behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the release of the Draft January 2016 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools. The May 2010 amendments to the Charter Schools Act of 1998 require New York’s charter authorizers to accept applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP.

The Institute welcomes your comments and encourages you to share the draft document broadly and/or to post the electronic version on your website. The Institute will accept comments via email to: [email protected] and via mail to: SUNY Charter Schools Institute, 41 State Street, Suite 700, Albany, New York 12207, through 5 p.m. on January 28, 2016.

As per the statute, the Institute will review any written comments received by the deadline and consider the comments in finalizing the RFP. The Institute anticipates releasing the final January 2016 RFP and a summary of the comments and the Institute’s corresponding responses on February 11, 2016.

 

 

06
Jan-2016
Letters of Intent Received by the Institute

The Public List of the Letters of Intent submitted in response to the December Cycle of the 2015 SUNY Request for Proposals is now available.

12
Nov-2015
Grant Opportunity for Innovation in Assessment

The Center for Innovation in Education and NGLC invite applications to the Assessment for Learning Project. The grants will support educators to fundamentally rethink the core role(s) that assessment can play to support student attainment of deeper learning. Nearly $2 million is available for 12-15 grants. Applications are due December 10, 2015.

http://nextgenlearning.org/assessment-learning-project

27
Oct-2015
Final Public List for July 2015 Cycle

The final Public List for the July 2015 Request for Proposals Cycle is now available.

15
Oct-2015
SUNY Trustees Renew One Charter School, Approve Two Applications for New Charter Schools

Upon recommendation of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (the “Committee”), acting on behalf of the full SUNY Board of Trustees, today approved a resolution to renew a SUNY authorized charter school located in Buffalo, New York.  The Committee also approved two resolutions to approve two applications for new charter schools, both located in New York City—in the Bronx and Manhattan.

To view the press release click here.

04
Sep-2015
Overview of SUNY Charter School Performance on 2015 New York State Tests

In August, the New York State Education Department released the results of the 2015 English language arts (“ELA”) and mathematics New York State tests for all public schools. These results indicate that 90% of SUNY authorized charter schools outperformed their district of location on the mathematics assessment and 73% outperformed their district on the ELA assessment. 76% of the students in these schools are economically disadvantaged.

For additional highlights of the performance of SUNY authorized charter schools on the 2015 New York State assessments, please click here.