New York State Charter Association Declares End-of-Session Victory for Families

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New York’s charter school association thanked lawmakers for legislation that will benefit families stuck on waitlists by allowing for school growth.
 
For Immediate Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, 518-573-0516jmokhiber@necharters.org
 
NEW YORK STATE CHARTER ASSOCIATION DECLARES END-OF-SESSION VICTORY FOR FAMILIES 
 
Albany, NY – New York’s charter school association thanked lawmakers for legislation that will benefit families stuck on waitlists by allowing for school growth. 
 
Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said, “Families stuck on charter waitlists scored a real win today. We thank Governor Cuomo and the Senate for their leadership. Lawmakers fixed an immediate crisis by allowing at least 50 new schools to open in New York City.
 
“Charter growth will continue in New York City for at least another year and that’s a huge victory for the roughly 15-20 thousand children who will eventually enroll in these schools.
 
“Schools will also have greater flexibility in hiring teachers and enrolling children of staff. These changes ultimately strengthen the state’s charter law.”
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools in the region.
 
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