State charter association applauds SUNY vote to allow high-performing charters an alternative pathway to teacher certification

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For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017

Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 

State charter association applauds SUNY vote to allow high-performing charters an alternative pathway to teacher certification 

Albany, NY – The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee vote to allow high-performing SUNY-authorized charters an alternative pathway to teacher certification. 

Northeast Charter Schools Network New York Director Andrea Rogers said, “Today the Trustees made the right decision. The opportunity to offer specialty training and a pathway to certification is smart policy centered on flexibility and quality. Too many students are still waiting for their classroom hero. Let’s celebrate decisions focused on getting children the kind of educators they need."

The vote allows only high-performing SUNY charters this alternative route to teacher certification. Eighty percent of SUNY-authorized charters outperform their host districts in Math and 89 percent do the same in ELA.

The Northeast Charter Schools Network submitted comments during the public comment period. You can read those here.

You can read the resolution here.

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 275 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools. 

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