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New Roots Charter School successfully completes terms of remedial action plan

New Roots Charter School successfully completes terms of remedial action plan

In a memo to members of the SUNY Board of Trustees dated October 6, 2020, Susan Miller Carello, Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, reported that New Roots Charter School has met the terms of its probation, stating “the remedial action plan contained mandatory terms and conditions, which the school has met, and continues to provide the Institute with timely reporting as requested.”

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New Roots Charter Successfully Completes Terms of Remedial Action Plan

New Roots Charter Successfully Completes Terms of Remedial Action Plan

The New Roots teacher leadership team planned extensively for supporting students in learning and understanding the scientific, social and emotional reasons for the new safety protocols. This has resulted in 100% compliance, not in response to new rules and mandates, but in the spirit that truly reflects the New Roots Commitment to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Our Environment.

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New Roots Announces 2020 Enrollment Cap

New Roots Announces 2020 Enrollment Cap

New Roots Charter School is capping enrollment this year to ensure optimal conditions for safety in the school’s facilities, Superintendent Tina Nilsen-Hodges announced today. “We have limited seats available, primarily for freshmen and sophomores, and there is already a waiting list for juniors. Families who are interested in New Roots for the 2020-21 school year should act now to secure their seat or a spot on the waitlist.”

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New Roots Announces 2020 Reopening Plan

New Roots Announces 2020 Reopening Plan

Developed in accordance with Department of Health guidelines, the reopening plan integrates best practices for safety with opportunities for students to learn in all of the ways that make a New Roots education unique and compelling.

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NYS unveils guidance for schools reopening!

NYS unveils guidance for schools reopening!

Yesterday the New York State Board of Regents unveiled long-awaited guidance for school reopening! The Governor’s Reimagine Education Advisory Council guiding principles state that flexible plans must be developed and in-classroom instruction must be prioritized, which aligns beautifully with the scenarios we developed this spring.

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Teaching Our Cities Retreat November 2018

Teaching Our Cities Retreat November 2018

New Roots students and staff joined 4 other schools to collaborate and develop a cohesive four-year sequence that integrates meaningful mission-driven fieldwork and projects while emphasizing college and career preparation and community engagement.

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