11
Mar-2020
Update on School Closure Reporting Requirements: COVID- 19 (March 10, 2020)

On March 10, 2020, the NYS Education Department issued the following reporting requirements on school closures.

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10
Mar-2020
School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19 (March 9, 2020)

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health have issued the following guidance to update PreK-12 schools on next steps to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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03
Mar-2020
2020 Proposals to Establish New Charter Schools – Round 1 “Spring Cycle”

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 2020 SUNY Request for Proposals Round 1 Spring Cycle. The deadline for this round of applications was February 25, 2020. The public list indicates only receipt of a proposal. Inclusion in the list does not indicate that the SUNY Trustees have approved or will approve the proposed new school.

All information listed was reported by applicants at the time of submission and is subject to change based on further information.

Public List:

Proposals to Establish New Charter Schools

DATE: March 3, 2020

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, on behalf of the State University of New York Board of Trustees (the “SUNY Trustees”), in its capacity as a charter authorizer, has received the following proposals to establish new charter schools in response to the February cycle of the 2020 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) by the February 25, 2020 deadline.  A proposed school’s appearance on the list below does not indicate that the SUNY Trustees have approved or will approve the proposed school.

 

All information listed was reported by applicants at the time of submission, and may change based on updated information.  For further information on the public list, please contact Maureen Foley at (518) 445-4250 or [email protected].  To provide comments on any pending applications, please email [email protected].

17
Feb-2020
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Preparing for a School Evaluation Visit

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 recent visit, sharing how administrators both prepared for the evaluation team and used the experience to improve school practices.

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03
Feb-2020
SUNY Releases Final 2020 RFP

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the 2020 SUNY Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open new charter schools in New York State. 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 Institute received no public comments in response to the draft RFP.

To view the application, click here.

 

17
Jan-2020
2020 SUNY Request for Proposals – Round 1 “Spring Cycle”

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13
Jan-2020
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Charter School Renewal and What it Means to be an Academic Success

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 it means for a school to be an academic success and more.

 

 

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10
Dec-2019
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Starting a SUNY Authorized Charter School – Best Practices for Application Success

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 for a new charter in October of 2019, talks about how he and the board set themselves up for success.   

 

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