Eva Moskowitz founded the Success Academy with two goals. She wanted high performance schools in New York City and an improvement in American education. A free portal referred to as the Success Academy Educational Institute offers strategies for teacher and curriculum development. These strategies will be used all over the city in the Success Academy’s 41 locations.
According to Eva Moskowitz too may children have become trapped in schools where they are not learning basic reading, writing, science and Add to mathematics. The Success Academy ha already achieved a track record for improving the academic outcome of students of color from low income families. They won the Broad Prize for $250,000 for scholarships for college readiness. Their online platform is introducing teachers all over the country to the mantra of the Success Academy.
The Success Academy is opening a training facility for teachers in Manhattan complete with a lab school for kindergarten up to the eighth grade. This includes workshops, training sessions and conferences at the facility in Hudson Yards. Of the 14,000 students 76 percent are from low income families and 93 percent are Hispanic or African-American. Their elementary and middle school students were in the upper ten percent statewide in science, math and English testing.
According to Eva Moskowitz the network is successful because they place their focus on improving the literacy of their students. This was the reason for the new website’s launch. The lesson plans are broken down in steps that are easy to follow and use the THINK Literacy curriculum. The Education Institute will eventually include the Success Academy’s curriculum for math, science and humanities. Eva Moskowitz has fought the Mayor of New York City for the right to have her charter schools and she has won her battle regarding her program for the pre-K program students.