The single most important thing parents can do to support their elementary school scholars is to read to them and with them at home.
This is why I stood with many Success Academy and district school parents in Lower Manhattan last month and delivered an urgent message to the city: the time has come for bold change in our public schools. 143,000 students are trapped in failing schools.
When the invitation to run the marathon with my Success Academy colleagues popped up in my inbox last spring I was skeptical.
“In-the-moment” coaching is a hallmark of instructional leadership at Success Academy, and I have seen it work wonders for teaching and learning.
A few weeks ago one of our ninth-grade scholars delivered a welcome address to a group of distinguished guests at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts.