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Statement From Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy, On Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s Visit Today to Success Academy Bensonhurst, Which is Co-Located With IS 96

May 18, 2016

Contact: Dan Bank, (212) 681-1380

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New York, NYThe following is a statement from Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy:

"We are delighted Chancellor Fariña had a firsthand look at the this amazing partnership. The schools' Reading Buddies program improves the students' reading skills and  allows kids from diverse backgrounds to get to know each other. Our experience is that despite all of the politics, our educators and those in the colocated district schools usually recognize that they are both in this for the same reason, to help kids learn, and get along quite well."



Founded in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools are free public pre-k through 12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery. With 34 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, Success Academy enrolls 11,000 students, primarily low-income children of color in disadvantaged neighborhoods: 74% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, 95% are children of color, 15% are children with disabilities, and 8.5% are English language learners. Two Success Academy schools, Success Academy Harlem 1 and Harlem 3, have been honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, the only Harlem schools in the last 25 years to receive this prestigious award.

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