In New York City’s traditional public schools, 24% of black and Hispanic students passed the state math test this year. At Success Academy, 95% of these students passed the math test. About 4 times as many. Listen as Big John and Ramblin’ go in depth with Eva Moskowitz and find out how it happened in New York City and how it could happen here in Chicago. THEN, read “The Education of Eva Moskowitz.”
The Great Girlfriends
Get to know this daughter, wife, mother of 3, former politician and revolutionary educator. Eva is the founder of Success Academies, currently the 7th largest school district in the State of New York with over 15,500 students.
Chalkbeat | Monica Desire
During an interview at a Chalkbeat breakfast event on Thursday, the CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools explained her evolution from what she described as an “FDR Democrat” who believed the traditional school system was flawed but could be improved to an outspoken critic trying to lead an educational revolution from the outside.
Education Next | Chester E. Finn, Jr.
There are hundreds of thousands of poor and minority kids whose striving parents want them to succeed, parents who can get them to school in the morning and ensure that they do their homework in the evening but who cannot find or afford an acceptable school in the city where they live. Those kids need and deserve great schools, too. Hurrah for Moskowitz for showing how—and now for describing it so well.
The Weekly Standard | Alice B. Lloyd
On the same day last week, two Democratic women published political memoirs. One was a frank and engaging tale of butting heads with the media and doing battle with an upstart populist progressive. The other was written by Hillary Clinton.
MetroFocus: The Podcast
In this episode, Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of the New York City based Success Academy Charter Schools, joins host Jenna Flanagan to discuss education inequity.
Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy CEO, talks about the growth in charter school enrollment and why millions of parents are opting to send their children to the publicly-funded, privately-run institutions.
The Bill Bennet Show
Bill talks with Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, about the incredible success of her poor, disadvantaged, inner-city students.
Moneyish | Katerina Ang
Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz tells Moneyish about facing off Bill de Blasio on public school reform and being an ‘abrasive’ woman in the public eye
Shocked by her firsthand experience of the city’s failing public schools, the author put her career on the line to do something about the problem.
New York School Talk | Peter Cunningham
Somehow, while managing a sprawling network of public charter schools serving 15,000 children, engaging in the day-to-day political combat of New York, and raising three kids, Eva Moskowitz found time to write her memoirs. For readers with a taste for drama, “The Education of Eva Moskowitz” doesn’t disappoint.
New York Post | Seth Mandel
Success Academy breeds success: Its inner-city students outperformed every other school district in the state in the 2017 exams. And one big secret to that success has been the application of the kinds of tactics and strategies that helped bring the city back from the brink more than once — this time, applied to education.
Wall Street Journal | Eva Moskowitz
I grew up in Harlem in the 1960s and early ’70s. My brother and I attended a failing school where we were the only white students. My parents, both professors, supplemented our education at home, but we understood that our classmates were wholly dependent on the inadequate education the school offered. Even at that young age I perceived this as a terrible injustice.
Road to City Hall, NY1
Success Academy Charter School founder Eva Moskowitz joined Errol Louis to discuss her relationship with the mayor, as well as a dispute with the city over their pre-k program.
New York Daily News | Editorial Board
New York City is home to some of the nation’s leading public schools. They are, you guessed it, charter schools — and the most vilified organization running them happens to be the most effective in elevating student achievement.
Funny how that works.
Wall Street Journal | Melanie Grayce West
The New York charter school’s founder says the Success Academy Education Institute will spread the school’s model of teaching beyond the New York City area.
The 74 | Charles Sahm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced a new diversity plan this week that includes many commonsense reforms, as well as an advisory group that will gather community input and examine additional proposals to lessen the racial and socioeconomic segregation still too prevalent in New York City schools.
New York Daily News | Robert Pondisco
Eva Moskowitz is on a nice little roll. On Friday, a state appeals court handed her network of Success Academy charter schools a victory — and $720,000 — in ruling that New York City overstepped its authority trying to impose its pre-K contract on the network.
Wall Street Journal | Jason L. Riley
Another school year, another accolade for New York City’s Success Academy Charter Schools. On Monday Success Academy was awarded the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.
Chalkbeat | Daniela Brighenti
New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy, has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The announcement comes during an already victorious week for the network, which just won a favorable ruling in a long-standing fight with the city over pre-K.
New York Daily News | Ben Chapman
Success Academy boss Eva Moskowitz blocked Mayor de Blasio’s oversight of charter schools’ pre-kindergarten classes with a courtroom victory Friday.
New York Post | Selim Algar
Charter school leader Success Academy again called for a major sector expansion Thursday, noting that they got more than 17,000 applicants for just 3,017 seats for next year.
Wall Street Journal | Keiko Morris
A stately former courthouse in the South Bronx is getting a new identity as a high school.
The charter school network Success Academy said it will transform the historic building at 878 Brook Ave., known to many as the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, into its first high school in the borough.
In less than a decade, Eva Moskowitz has built up the largest charter-school network in New York City—34 campuses serving 11,000 children, with many more on the way. And her Success Academies are producing astounding results.
Take a look at the New York state schools with the highest proficiency scores, and you’ll find that five of the top ten in math are from Success Academy, as are three of the top twenty in English. This despite the fact that nearly all Success students come from struggling families and neighborhoods, and start their education with several strikes against them.