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2015 NYSED Application Timeline

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.

The State University of New York Charter School Institute

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.

Parent Advocacy and Engagement

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.

Education Plan: Support for Learning

This presentation is part of the Application Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center.  Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Education Plan: Support for Learning assists planning teams in developing an outreach program to involve the parents and local community.  Building a program that will pass the selective criteria of the authorizing agencies is a main theme of this presentation.