If the chancellor wants to know the real reasons parents choose charter over traditional public schools, he should just ask us. Or the 53,000 families on charter waiting lists across New York City. Yet I feel like he already knows: Department of Education-run schools are failing kids miserably in neighborhoods like Harlem — while charters are working wonders.
Bklyner / By Pamela Wong
Originally published: 11.14.2018
Dozens of fourth graders at Success Academy Cobble Hill participated in the school’s first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser to help feed hungry New Yorkers. The hardworking students, and some faculty, created 215 colorful bowls which they sold for $5 each at a potluck lunch Wednesday afternoon. All funds raised from the sales of the bowls will benefit Food Bank For New York City.
Crains New York / By Steven Galbraith
Originally published: 11.9.2018
Based on the Success chairman of the Network Board, Steven Galbraith, knows there’s a major cognitive dissonance among both our political detractors and supporters. More than 94% of Success Academy scholars are of color. They come from all five boroughs. The median annual income of our families is under $45,000. Of our seven-person leadership team, six—including CEO Eva Moskowitz—are women, and 46% of our teachers are minorities, compared with less than 20% nationally. Collectively, the Success community could hardly be described as the prototypical beneficiary of radical right-wing politics.
Globe Newswire / By Jennifer Diaz
Originally published: 10.25.2018
The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) announced today that Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, will be honored at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 7 in Washington, D.C.
New York Post / By Selim Algar
Originally published: 10.18.2018
At a rally Thursday morning, Success Academy officials said Mayor Bill de Blasio has drastically curbed charter-school accommodations in city buildings. A total of 150 charter school co-locations were approved between 2009 and 2013. Under de Blasio, that number dipped sharply to 54 between 2014 and this year.