De Blasio’s slap in the face to schoolchildren who dare to dream
New York Post
New York Times / By Elizabeth Green
Originally published: 7.23.2014
When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring he met a man who would become his mentor, and this relationship set the course of his entire career.
Hechinger Report / By Taylor McGraw
Originally published: 7.10.2014
In 2012 I moved from Mississippi to New York City to teach at a charter elementary school in Harlem. My 27 fifth grade students had reading levels ranging from third to eighth grade. They grew up speaking 14 different languages in their homes, which were scattered from the far reaches of Brooklyn to the South Bronx. I had spoken word poets, Lego masters, dancers, and chess fiends. One gave me a hug every hour, on the hour. Others had to be coaxed into speaking.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Originally published: 6.30.2014
After serving on the New York City Council, Eva Moskowitz became convinced that she could have the greatest impact on public education by starting charter schools. Moskowitz founded Success Academies in 2006; and today Success Academies has 22 charter schools serving almost 7.000 elementary and middle school students. Under Eva
New York Post / By Naomi Schaefer Riley
Originally published: 6.18.2014
“But what did you do with us over the summer?” I was pleading with my mom, trying to figure out how she and Dad could afford to keep my sister and me occupied for the months of summer vacation.
Originally published: 6.9.2014
Success Academy Charter Schools announced today that it is submitting applications to SUNY Charter Schools Institute to establish 14 new public charter schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens. Community demand for these high-performing schools reached an all time high this year, with more than 14.400 families applying for fewer than 3.000 open seats.
Eyewitness News / By WABC-TV New York
Originally published: 5.23.2014
Chess is part of the curriculum in the Success Academy charter school network, and these young players are among the best.
Miami Herald / By Jeb Bush
Originally published: 5.17.2014
Sixty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court created mass disruption in public education with its Brown v. Board of Education ruling. No more, the court said, could states discriminate against African-American children with government-sponsored segregation policies.
New York Daily News / By Stephen Rex Brown
Originally published: 5.14.2014
A kindergarten through third-grade team of seven from Success Academy’s Upper West Side charter school won in their beginner section for the U.S. Chess Federation national championship.