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November 8, 2018
‘StartUp’ podcast’s next focus: New York City’s Success Academy charter schools
“StartUp,” a podcast that focuses on how entrepreneurs build their companies, is devoting its upcoming season to Success Academy, one of the most familiar and controversial names in New York City education.
August 20, 2018
Behind the scenes, Success Academy’s first high school spent last year in chaos. Can Eva Moskowitz turn it around?
Worried about students’ grades and behavior, Eva Moskowitz sidelined the school’s principal and pushed staff to strictly enforce the dress code. It didn't go smoothly.
July 30, 2018
Read Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’s letter to parents after dramatic staff turnover
Following that latest sign of discord, the charter network is set to convene a meeting this Wednesday to discuss “any concerns” parents might have.
July 10, 2018
Success Academy parents accuse New York City of denying, delaying special education services in new lawsuit
The New York City education department is accused of routinely delaying and denying special education services to Success Academy students in the Bronx,…
Next stop: college
June 7, 2018
Success Academy graduates 16 students at its inaugural commencement
Success Academy was an experiment that began 12 years ago, developed into New York City’s largest charter school network, and on Thursday, it…
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Updated May 21, 2018
Success Academy COO leaving for another charter network
Kris Cheung, the chief operating officer at Success Academy, is headed to Texas to work for another charter network.
April 6, 2018
Basketball, concerts and now … charter school testing rallies? Success Academy takes over the Barclays Center
Success Academy, the city’s largest and most controversial charter school network, held its annual ‘Slam the Exam’ event at the Barclays Center on Friday.
March 19, 2018
New York City charter leader Eva Moskowitz says Betsy DeVos is not ‘ready for prime time’
In New York City, Eva Moskowitz has been a lone voice of support for the controversial U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. But even…
March 14, 2018
New York charter leader Eva Moskowitz: Colorado doesn’t spend enough on its students
“I’m not suggesting that money is everything. But it’s a very important something."
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March 14, 2018
17 minutes across 5 boroughs: How New York City students protested gun violence during #NationalWalkoutDay
The conditions were ripe for widespread participation by New York City students in the national school walkout to protest gun violence: the biggest enrollment…
January 31, 2018
Families for Excellent Schools CEO ousted after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’
Families for Excellent Schools officials did not answer questions Wednesday about the nature of the inappropriate behavior.
January 16, 2018
A Chalkbeat roundtable: The promise and perils of charter networks like Success Academy
When we published an essay about the promise and perils of charter schools by our CEO and editor in chief Elizabeth Green last…
the network approach
December 6, 2017
How Eva Moskowitz is remaking public education as we know it, for better and — if we aren’t careful — much worse
Moskowitz has realized that she can do more to change public schools as a private citizen than as mayor. I agree with her, and that unsettles me.
November 29, 2017
Success CEO Eva Moskowitz rejects building space city offers her schools, calling it inadequate
Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz said the city’s offer of building space for her schools fell woefully short.
November 10, 2017
Parent files complaint saying New York City improperly shared student information to aid with charter recruitment
In the complaint, Johanna Garcia says she is bombarded each year with promotional flyers and pamphlets from charter schools, including Success Academy.
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