Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz was in Washington D.C. earlier this month to attend an awards ceremony where Success Academy was given the Broad Prize.
The Broad Prize is an annual award given to a charter network that has had proven results with outstanding academic achievements from its students. Students must be predominantly from low-income families and be children of color.
Success Academy was founded by Eva Moskowitz in 2006 after she saw how poor the education system was in most New York City schools, but especially in those in low-income areas.
From her experience as a teacher, a school board member and a parent, she knew it was possible for all children to excel in school if they only had the right education to begin with.
So, Eva Moskowitz started Success Academy in an attempt to achieve that. Just 11 years later, the network has 41 schools and is currently serving more than 14,000 students with more being admitted every year.
It is not just that Eva Moskowitz and the Success Academy gives these children a high quality education, however, it is also the extremely good test results the network is able to achieve with most of the children in its schools.
Elementary and middle school Success Academy students are currently testing in the top 10 percent in the state for several core subjects. They are even beating the test scores of children from affluent school districts who have been given every opportunity in education and in life.
Eva Moskowitz also knows the type of results Success Academy has achieved can be replicated in other areas of the country, and by other charter schools.
That is why she is putting online the network’s curriculum, teaching tools and resources so that any charter school educator in the United States has access to them as well.