The charter school where Beverly Persad has sent three children, Success Academy Cobble Hill, is exuberantly diverse, with a student body that closely mirrors the district’s demographics: Low-income, white, black and Hispanic students are equally represented. It’s a school with the highest achievement in District 15, as measured on state tests, and the smallest intergroup performance gaps in virtually the entire city. Despite these tremendous achievements, the mayor and the Department of Education have actively obstructed our community, refusing to grant public space for our middle school since 2014.
NY1 / By Inside City Hall
Originally published: 8.10.2018
Success Academy Schools Founder Eva Moskowitz sat down with Errol Louis to talk about the school year ahead and her thoughts on the new Schools Chancellor.
New York Post / By Liz Vandlik
Originally published: 7.27.2018
On July 10, six Success parents filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the DOE panel that handles special-ed cases in the South Bronx, known as the Committee on Special Education 1, routinely discriminates against Success Academy scholars and disproportionately deprives them of their right to an appropriate education. Liz Vandlik, a Success Academy principal, described how she wants CSE 1 to do its part to help this South Bronx community.
New York Daily News / By Gregory McGinity
Originally published: 7.26.2018
Replicating excellence is already the model of high-performing public charter networks like KIPP New York and Success Academies. They start with a couple of schools, deliver excellent results, and then build more of them. The results are unprecedented, particularly for the students who are low-income and students of color.
New York Post / By Post Editorial Board
Originally published: 7.21.2018
Mayor de Blasio hates the Success Academy charter schools so much that his minions are even taking it out on Success kids who need special education.
The ugly facts are laid out in a new suit the network just filed on behalf of six parents whose children were unfairly denied the extra help they’re legally entitled to.
New York Daily News / By Daily News Editorial Board
Originally published: 7.16.2018
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says “charter schools are public schools” and pledges to treat the independently run, publicly funded institutions fairly. Words are nice, but he’s failing his first big pragmatic test.