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New York Charter Schools Association Testimony on the Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget

Chairwoman Mayer, Chairman Benedetto, and distinguished members of the Senate and Assembly, thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony today. My name is Yomika Bennett. I am the Executive Director of the New York  [...]

Session Update New York State FY22 Executive Budget

Today, Governor Cuomo announced his proposed $193 billion FY22 Executive Budget. A new budget is due by April 1, 2021. Until then, the legislature and the Governor will work to come to an agreement and enact [...]

Board of Regents’ January Meeting

A virtual meeting of the New York State Board of Regents was held today, January 11, 2021.  The recording of this meeting will be posted on our Authorizer Update page as soon as it becomes [...]

Update from the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee December Meeting

A meeting of the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (the “Committee”) was held today, Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Attendees included Committee members and staff of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) as [...]

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New York Charter Schools Association – Statement on Current Events at the U.S. Capitol

“I, like everyone, am watching with shock and dismay at the events unfolding in the U.S. Capitol.  I join the call for a quick and peaceful end to this violent attack on democracy,” said Yomika [...]

Update on NYC School Closures

Thank you to all who joined our weekly Tuesday webinar yesterday. For those of you who were unable to join, I am emailing now to provide you with an important update on NYC school closures. [...]

Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Yesterday we lost one of this country's greatest champions for equality and civil rights. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an outstanding legal scholar, fierce fighter for women's rights and a role model for leadership. We are [...]

NYCSA has Partnered with CREDO, NWEA & State Authorizers!

I am thrilled to announce that NYCSA has partnered with NWEA, CREDO and the state’s authorizers to champion an initiative that will ensure that all charter schools in New York have access to rigorous, nationally-normed [...]

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New York Charter Schools Association Statement on Lester W. Young, Jr’s Election to Chancellor of the Board of Regent

“On behalf of the Association, I extend congratulations to Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr on his election to Chancellor of the Board of Regents. Throughout his distinguished career, Chancellor-Elect Young has demonstrated a dedication to [...]

New York Charter Schools Association – Statement on Current Events at the U.S. Capitol

“I, like everyone, am watching with shock and dismay at the events unfolding in the U.S. Capitol.  I join the call for a quick and peaceful end to this violent attack on democracy,” said Yomika [...]

New York Charter Schools Association Statement on Miguel A. Cardona’s Nomination to Secretary of Education

“I am happy to congratulate Miguel A. Cardona on his nomination to Secretary of Education. I am encouraged by the Biden-Harris administrations’ decision to nominate a candidate that has demonstrated a commitment to, and focus [...]

Director of Policy & Government Relations

ABOUT: The New York Charter Schools Association is the non-partisan, nonprofit membership organization serving as the unified voice for the over 300 public charter schools in New York State and representing their interest at the [...]

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