We are excited to announce that NECSN is now the New York Charter Schools Association! The New York Charter Schools Association is a nonprofit membership organization that serves as the statewide voice for the over 300 public charter schools in New York, representing their interests at the state and local level, as well as providing resources and convenings to support the great work that charter schools are doing across the state.

So, what’s in a name? We believe that identifying ourselves as the New York Charter Schools Association brings greater clarity to our work to advocate for equitable resources and consideration for the students of New York attending any of the state’s 300+ charter schools— from Brooklyn to Buffalo, and everywhere in between. We do this by effectively advocating for equity in resources for the students most at-risk, convening charter school leaders from across the state, and providing the public with resources to better understand the integral role that charter schools play in educating New York’s young people.

I encourage you to explore the new site to learn more about what we do and about the outstanding work of charter schools across New York! Thank you for visiting!