Charter News

Mar
10
2020
School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19 (March 9, 2020)
Institute News
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. covid-19-p-12-school-guidance
Mar
03
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 ...
Feb
17
2020
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Preparing for a School Evaluation Visit
Institute News
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 ...
Feb
13
2020
NYSDOH & NYSED Guidance on 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Institute News
On February 5, 2020, NYS Department of Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD, and NYS Education Department Commissioner Shannon L. Tahoe issued a joint letter offering guidance on the Coronavirus. The NYSDOH and NYSED also provided a template for ...
Feb
03
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 ...
Jan
17
2020
2020 SUNY Request for Proposals – Round 1 “Spring Cycle”
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Jan
13
2020
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Charter School Renewal and What it Means to be an Academic Success
Institute News
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 ...
Dec
10
2019
‘More Great Seats for Kids’ Podcast: Starting a SUNY Authorized Charter School – Best Practices for Application Success
Institute News
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 ...
Oct
16
2019
SUNY Trustees Approve Application for Buffalo Creek Charter School; Renew 9 Schools
Institute News
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Aug
23
2019
SUNY Authorized Charter Schools outperform the state in both ELA and mathematics by 14% and 20% respectively
Institute News
As the New York State Education Department released the 2019 ELA and math assessment results for grades 3-8, the SUNY Charter Schools Institute is proud to share the strong accomplishments of SUNY authorized charter schools. When compared to their local ...