Charter News

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 ...
Sep
14
2021
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Newsletter: Mitigating Missed Learning
Institute News
By Susie Miller Carello  Dear School Leader, Last year was a monumental achievement. We know that. You, as leaders and as educators, did all you could in the wake of so much ambiguity, so much uncertainty, to maintain not just educational continuity but ...
Sep
10
2021
Temporary Waiver of Open Meetings Law Requirements
Institute News
On September 1, 2021, the Legislature passed a temporary amendment to the Open Meetings Law as part of Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021, which the Governor signed the next day. Through January 15, 2022, the following rules apply to charter school education ...
Jul
21
2021
Earl Monroe School in the Bronx designs academic curriculum around basketball
In The Press
Earl Monroe New Renaissance School – a brand-new charter school in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, has a curriculum built entirely around basketball. Watch the video on News 12 Bronx.
Jul
19
2021
A Plan from the Heart: How Genesee Community Charter School Brings a Systematic Approach to Whole Child Education
In The Press
Genesee Community Charter School, located on the campus of the Rochester Museum & Science Center in Rochester, New York, exists to help a diverse student body to develop intellectual rigor, respect for diversity, and a sense of responsibility to the ...
Jul
16
2021
2021 Proposals to Establish New Charter Schools – Round 2 Cycle
Institute News
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 charter schools in response to the July ...
Jun
29
2021
Open Meetings Law Update for June 29, 2021
Institute News
With the expiration of the Governor’s executive orders related to COVID-19 on June 24, 2021, the remote meeting flexibility charter school boards of trustees have enjoyed with respect to the New York Open Meetings Law comes to an end.  Going forward, ...
Jun
10
2021
AG Letitia James speaks at in-person 5th grade graduation in Brooklyn
In The Press
New York Attorney General Letitia James spoke at an in-person graduation for fifth graders at Community Partnership Charter School Thursday. Derrick Dunlap, the principal of the school, says the past year was tough for students and staff. He says it was ...
Jun
08
2021
Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy sends first ever graduating class off to college
In The Press
And the high school seniors are off! But not without some swag. Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Charter School, an all-girls high school on Stuyvesant Avenue, held a “college shower” on Monday for their seniors, the first graduating ...