The mission of the New York State Education Department Charter School Office is to create and sustain excellent educational options for New York State families on behalf of the Board of Regents through high quality charter school authorizing, fair and transparent oversight of all charter schools, and the dissemination of innovative school designs and practices.
NYSED Performance Framework for Regents-Authorized charter schools (392 KB)
Charter School Office Recent News
- 4/10/14 -
Guidance on Homeless Students attending Charter Schools (219 KB)
Charter Schools and School Districts often have questions about responsibilities and processes related to the education of children who are, or who become, homeless. Please see the memo at the link above for information and responses to frequently asked questions on this issue.
- 4/10/14- Audit Guide (updated May 2014)
- 4/7/14 - New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (115 KB)
Please note: Pursuant to Section 2854(1)(e) of the NYS Charter Schools Act, charter schools are specifically subject to Article 6 (Freedom of Information Law) and Article 7 (Open Meetings Law) of the NYS Public Officers Law. To the extent that there may be inconsistencies between some provisions of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law and those sections of the Public Officers Law, the provisions of the Public Officers Law govern and are controlling.
- 2/10/14 - Revisions Q & A (96 KB)
- 1/6/14 - 2014 Charter School Request for Proposals and Application Kit
- 1/1/14 - Driving Directions to NYS Education Department Building
- 1/1/14 - Updating Charter School Information on SEDREF (56 KB)
Other Recent Information:
- NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Meetings Law (74 KB)
- The Technology Readiness Tool
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is preparing for a transition to computer-based testing, using the Technology Readiness Tool (www.techreadiness.net). Nonpublic and charter schools are encouraged to participate in the Technology Readiness Tool by providing a point of contact to NYSED at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you provide a point of contact for your school's use of the Technology Readiness Tool, s/he will receive an auto-generated welcome message to get started with the Technology Readiness Tool. A recommended point person could be your school's technology or data director/coordinator. Questions about the Technology Readiness Tool may be sent to email@example.com. For information about the transition to computer-based testing, please refer to NYSED's computer-based testing webpage.
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