The State Education Department has updated the timeline for the submission of applications to establish charter schools in New York State authorized by the Board of Regents with a plan to open in 2016. In the 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP), the Department will provide two opportunities for applicants to submit new charter school applications. The timeline (below) provides information regarding Round 1 of the competitive RFP process. The requirements and timelines for Round 2 will be posted in late spring.
Complete applications from Brilla College Prep Public Charter School, South Bronx Classical Charter School II and Unity Prep Charter School of Brooklyn, three recently approved for charters from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Curriculum Philosophies: Social Studies is a guide for new charter schools who are in the curriculum development phase.
Every new charter school will need a Board of Trustees. Pre-Authorization planning teams will also need to demonstrate a strong plan for governance and organizational design before they are awared a charter from the authorizing agencies. This document helps those teams in assembling the Board.
This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Meaningful Professional Development Planning is a guide for new charter schools who need to develop a program that maximizes teachers' time and resources in an efficient manner.
The New York State Charter School Office is responsible for coordinating the review of charter school applications and proposed charters. This Office makes recommendations to the Board of Regents regarding the approval or denial of charter school applications and the approval or return of proposed charters.
The State University of New York Charter School Institute is charged with evaluating initial applications for the opening of charter schools, ongoing monitoring of student academic performance and overall school operations, and for presenting findings and recommendations regarding the renewal of a school’s charter to the State University Trustees. The Institute is committed to the creation and operation of highly successful charter schools throughout New York State.
Parents are important advocates for their schools. This presentation, intended for pre-authorization planning teams, focuses on effective practices for parent engagement and advocacy strategies. In addition to offering numerous tips and advice, this presentation specifically covers steps needed to include a parent engagement plan on the charter application.