The Success Academy, which is a network of charter schools run by Eva Moskowitz, has just won a prize of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for grants and will be using it to build a new institution. It is called the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Although taking up just a small drop in the Success Academy’s large budget, Eva Moskowitz says that it is an important recognition of charter schools and the kids that attend them.
In related news, the Supreme Court of New York ruled that Eva Moskowitz was correct when she claimed that her Pre-K programs were private and fell under the jurisdiction of her charter school network, not of the city. Mayor DeBlasio had claimed otherwise, but the courts did not rule like him. As reported in the New York Daily News, Eva Moskowitz says that it is time for the DeBlasio administration to start giving more importance and recognition for charter schools.
Eva Moskowitz studied at the John Hopkins University, where she earned her Ph.D. in American History. She also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. She served as the Visiting Professor of Communications and Mass Culture at the University of Virginia, Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor of History at City University of New York, Chair of the Faculty Seminar in American Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York, Director of Public Affairs and Civics Teacher at Prep for Prep, and served as Education Committee Chair for the New York City Council. She is the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, the biggest charter school network in New York City. She opened the first Success Academy in Harlem in 2006, and she has proven that every single child can achieve great academic success, regardless of their financial background.
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