Charter News

Feb
03
2022
Exploring the impact of Brooklyn Prospect charter schools
In The Press
Brooklyn Prospect’s six schools use the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Program leading to an IB degree. The liberal arts-focused curriculum promotes creative inquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking, personal reflection and collaborative ...
Jan
31
2022
SUNY charter schools outperform traditional public schools
In The Press
Students at many SUNY-approved charter schools are vastly outperforming their counterparts in neighboring traditional public schools in New York City, a new analysis obtained by The Post reveals. The analysis — which involved third- through eighth-graders ...
Jan
28
2022
Open Meetings Law Guidance Update for January 28, 2022
Institute News
On January 14, 2022, Governor Hochul signed legislation (Chapter 1 of the Laws of 2022), which continues the temporary amendment to the Open Meetings Law (subdivision 103(c) of the Public Officers Law), which permits telephonic and video conference ...
Jan
20
2022
SUNY Releases Final 2022 RFP
The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the 2022 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 ...
Jan
05
2022
2022 Request for Proposals Draft for Public Comment – Round 1 Cycle
Institute News
The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the draft of the 2022 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 ...
Dec
07
2021
Buffalo United Charter School works with trainer to improve behavior and motivate students
In The Press
A Buffalo Charter School is trying a unique method to improve behavior in the classroom. Buffalo United is working with resilience trainer Duncan Kirkwood to improve behavior and motivate students. One of their new strategies is to reward one student per ...
Oct
24
2021
How Can Schools Know If Their Services and Supports Are Actually Driving Meaningful Student Learning? The ‘Active Ingredients’ Project Has Some Answers
In The Press
“We have a partnership with a regional food bank,” a principal once told me on a school visit. “Each Friday, every eligible student gets a red backpack full of food for the weekend. … And when the parents show up (to refill the backpack each week), a ...
Oct
06
2021
The school that aspires to be a basketball factory – New York Times
In The Press
From the moment Naimah Pearson heard there would be a new charter school in the Bronx focused on basketball, she wanted to go. She did not know much about Earl Monroe, the Hall of Fame player for whom the school is named, and was aware she would have a ...
Sep
23
2021
Icahn 3 Charter School Recognized with National Blue Ribbon
In The Press
Three schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn were among the 325 recognized Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. According to the Department of Education, the recognition is “based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps ...
Sep
17
2021
Rebuilding the Future: New Tech, New School, New Year at Amber Charter Schools
In The Press
Heidi Hamilton is the Chief Real Estate, Facilities, & Legal Officer for Amber Charter Schools in New York City. She joins podcast host Andrew Southern on this episode of Redesigning Normal to talk about how her organization handled the pandemic and ...