15
Jun-2018
Teach for America’s Schools to Learn From Program: 2018 Application Now Open

Teach For America’s Schools To Learn From program highlights five schools each year that are delivering an excellent education for students. These schools share best practices with educators and school leaders across the country throughout the school year. The 2018 application is now open.
For more information or to apply, please click here.

06
Jun-2018
SUNY Trustees Approve Three Applications for Four New 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 3 resolutions to approve 4 new charter schools in and around New York City.

To view the press release, click here.

05
Jun-2018
Letters of Intent Received for the 2018 RFP Round 2 “Fall Cycle”

The Public List of the Letters of Intent submitted in response to the 2018 SUNY Request for Proposals Round 2 “Fall Cycle” is now available. 

08
May-2018
2018 RFP “Fall Cycle” Reminder

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”), on behalf of the SUNY Board of Trustees, issues this reminder of a second opportunity to submit a proposal in response to the January 2018 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to open charter schools. The January 2018 RFP “Spring Cycle”, concludes in June 2018. The Institute is now accepting letters of intent for 2018 Fall Cycle applications, which are due on May 31st. Full proposals are due to the Institute on June 25th.

Fall Cycle applicants should regularly check this page for further information and updates.

04
May-2018
SUNY Trustees Renew 6 Charter Schools and Award 6 New York State Stimulus Fund Grants

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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, on April 24, 2018, approved 6 resolutions to renew 6 SUNY authorized charter schools in or around New York City, and 1 resolution to approve $932,675 in New York Charter Schools Stimulus Fund facilities grants to various charter schools authorized by various charter entities.

Brief summaries of each decision follow. Full renewal recommendation reports and related resources can be found here.

Renewals

  • Academic Leadership Charter School (Bronx) opened 2009 and is located at 677 East 141st St, Bronx (elementary grades), and at 470 Jackson Ave, Bronx (middle school grades), both in New York City Community School District 7. The school currently serves students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Academic Leadership Charter School received a full-term renewal of five years.
  • Achievement First Aspire Charter School (Brooklyn) opened in 2013 and is located at 982 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn in New York City Community School District 19. The school currently serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Achievement First Aspire Charter School received a full-term renewal of five years.
  • Achievement First Brownsville Charter School (Brooklyn) opened in 2008 and is located at 2021 Bergen St, Brooklyn, in New York City Community School District 23 (elementary and middle school grades) and at 301 Vermont St, Brooklyn in New York City Community School District 19 (high school grades). The school currently serves students in Kindergarten through 10th grade. Achievement First Brownsville Charter School received a full-term renewal of five years.
  • Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School (Brooklyn) received its original charter from the New York City Department of Education in 2005 and merged with the SUNY authorized Achievement First Bushwick Charter School in 2015. The school is located at 790 East New York Ave, Brooklyn (elementary and middle school grades), and at 1485 Pacific St, Brooklyn (high school grades), both in New York in New York City Community School District 7. The school currently serves students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Achievement First Crown Heights Charter School received a full-term renewal of five years.
  • Middle Village Preparatory Charter School (Manhattan) opened in 2013 and is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, New York in New York City Community School District 24. The school currently serves students in 6th through 8th grade. Middle Village Preparatory Charter School received a full-term renewal of five years.
  • University Preparatory Charter High School (Bronx) opened in 2008 and is located at 600 St. Ann’s Ave., 4th Floor, Bronx, in New York City Community School District 7. The school currently serves students in 9th through 12th grade. University Preparatory Charter High School received a full-term renewal of five years.

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New York State Stimulus Fund Grants

  • The Charter Schools Stimulus Fund (SSF) Grant Program was established in 1998 to provide discretionary financial support to charter schools for costs associated with the development, implementation, and operation of charter schools. For the 2017-18 grant cycle, 6 applications were approved for a total of $932,675. The awardees consist of 3 SUNY authorized charter schools and 3 charter schools authorized by the New York State Education Department.

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27
Apr-2018
Commissioner’s Invitation to Participate in Regional Meetings on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability System

The New York State Education Department is holding training on the accountability provisions of  New York State’s ESSA Plan for district superintendents, superintendents, and charter school administrators in May and June of 2018.  Spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to the Chief Charter School Administrator and Data Specialist for each charter school.

A separate session for New York City public school educators will be conducted in June in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education.

For information on the non-New York City training sessions and links for registration, please read this memo.

07
Mar-2018
Proposals Submitted in Response to the 2018 RFP 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 2018 SUNY Request for Proposals Round 1 Spring Cycle. The deadline for this round of applications was March 6, 2018. 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.

Click here to view the public list.

13
Feb-2018
SUNY Trustees Renew 13 Charter Schools and Vote Not to Renew 1 Charter School

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 13 resolutions to renew 13 SUNY authorized charter schools: 12 in or around New York City – in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan; and 1 in Upstate New York – Rochester. 

The Committee voted not to renew 1 SUNY authorized charter school in Buffalo.  

To view the press release click here

09
Feb-2018
Letters of Intent Received for 2018 RFP Round 1 “Spring Cycle”

The Public List of the Letters of Intent submitted in response to the 2018 SUNY Request for Proposals Round 1 “Spring Cycle” is now available. 

12
Jan-2018
Announcing the 2017-18 State Stimulus Fund Grant Request for Proposals

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, acting on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, is pleased to announce that it will accept applications for New York State Charter Schools Stimulus Fund (“SSF”) grants in support of charter school facility projects with bonus points available for performing arts programs/projects.

Schools authorized by SUNY, the Chancellor of the New York City School District, the Board of Regents/New York State Education Department and the Buffalo Board of Education are all potentially qualified schools under this Request for Proposals.

Pursuant to a 2017-18 State budget appropriation, SUNY has $1.6 million in SSF funding available to award to eligible charter school applicants regardless of authorizer. Proposals for schools located outside of New York City will receive an additional 10 points.

More information on how to apply is available here