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The Great Distance-Learning Experiment

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Success Academy and HWS
The HWS Update / By Natalia St. Lawrence
Originally published: 7.12.2017

This summer, nine members of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Classes of 2017 have been hired by Success Academy Charter Schools, bringing the total number of HWS graduates employed as teachers, staff and administrators of SA to 28. They are working in the classrooms of New York City schools in an effort to improve K-12 students’ access to opportunities through quality education.

From Simpson Thacher Associate To Middle School Principal
Above the Law / By Kathryn Rubino
Originally published: 7.10.2017

Malik Russell is a former Simpson Thacher associate relate that did stints at investment banks before a total career shakeup. Now he’ll be the founding principal of the Success Academy Hudson Yards Middle School when it opens this fall, and was honored as a Daily News Hometown Hero.

More Charter, More Hope for Kids and Parents
NY Daily News / By Daily News Editorials
Originally published: 7.8.2017

To extend mayoral control of the New York school system, the mayor had to make way for more charter schools to thrive. Prior to the deal, just 23 charter authorizations remained. Post-deal, the number is 45. That’s big.

Corporate lawyer traded high-paying gig for calling to educate low-income NYC students
NY Daily News / By Reza Moreno & Ben Chapman
Originally published: 7.8.2017

Malik Russell, principal of Success Academy Cobble Hill Middle School, became a powerful lawyer and then left his high-paying job to help underserved kids. For his passion to help low-income students pave a path to success, Russell is nominated for a Hometown Heroes in Education award.

Reforming Education, Several Hundred Teachers at a Time
Huffington Post / By Eva Moskowitz
Originally published: 7.5.2017

At Success Academy, we expect our teachers to push themselves and constantly improve, but for this to happen, they must have professional development opportunities that are deeply relevant to their classroom experiences.

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See Charter Students Learn by the Numbers
New York Daily News / By Daily News Editorials
Originally published: 7.2.2017

A study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes concluded that scholars at Success Academies gained the equivalent of 228 extra days in math and 120 in reading per year.

Perkins ’12 Honored for Charter School Work
The HWS Update / By Greg Partyka
Originally published: 6.29.2017

Hobart and William Smith graduate Rashid Perkins was presented with the Success Academy Excellence Award for Teacher Growth, which recognizes teachers who have exhibited the most significant progress in classroom-wide excellence since the start of the school year.

Liberating Black Kids From Broken Schools — By Any Means Necessary
The 74 / By Derrell Bradford, Chris Stewart, & Dr. Howard Fuller
Originally published: 6.26.2017

Low-income and working-class families need, as one of the few levers of power at their disposal, the power to choose the right school for their children — and that those choices should include traditional public, public charter, and private schools.

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