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Charter Schools

The State Education Department has received 50 "Letters of Intent" for proposed charter schools. Of the 50, SED has accepted 28 and invited those entities to submit full applications by Sept. 18. They are in New York City (22), Buffalo, Oswego, Potsdam and Rochester. You can download the list as xls or pdf.

In addition, five other applications are working their way through SED's approval process. The five are in New York City (3), East Ramapo and Warwick Valley.

At the same time, the SUNY Board of Trustees, another charter-authorizer, has received 13 preliminary proposals to create new charter schools in New York City (11), Syracuse and Rochester. Click here for SUNY list.

NYSUT's Research and Educational Services Department today alerted all local presidents in school districts where charter schools might be in the pipeline. NYSUT will continue monitoring developments as the applications move forward.

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