Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy, is making headlines by announcing the opening of the Educational Institute, an online library of resources for charter schools to access that emulates the winning formula perfected in her New York charter schools. Success Academy has 41 brick and mortar locations currently, and hopes to use the online platform to expand to 100 charter locations nationwide by 2024.
A condo in Midtown was recently purchased by Success Academy, and Eva Moskowitz stated in a recent press conference she plans to use the location for training educators in the charter system. One of her highest priorities is providing students with a love and capability of reading, and Moskowitz wants to empower colleagues to do the same in their communities.
The Ed Institute will feature video’s, lesson plan’s, reading lists, and more through the online platform. Educators can be confident that the system Eva Moskowitz is offering is highly effective judging by the results of Success Academy schools performance in New York standardized testing. The lowest performing school ranked higher in overall reading comprehension and math test scores than other charter schools with a student base in more affluent areas. In fact, most of the 14,000 students currently enrolled in Success Academy come from low income homes, making the test results even more impressive.
The Broad Prize was recently awarded to Eva Moskowitz, offering further evidence of her “outstanding academic outcomes”. No other charter school network has been able to consistently perform at the level of Success Academy, and it is hoped that the Ed Institute will help change this. In fact, Success Academy already sees regular visitors observing lessons, and students are accustomed to both parents and other educators being in the classroom with them. This transparency is a breath of fresh air for smaller charter school networks looking to change their curriculum.
Teachers receive guidance on how to structure their lesson plans. “Shared text” is a focus that has students reading aloud portions of the texts, and reading lists are given for at home learning. This is part of the “balanced literacy” vision that teaches students to learn how to communicate more effectively with all members of the community.
Another recommendation is to enable teachers to focus solely on educating children, and removes the administrative burden from their shoulders with the creation of an operations team. This team handles all items not directly related to educating. When the model is fully enacted, it is easy to see how Eva Moskowitz is a pioneer in charter education, and offers creative solutions for revolutionizing early childhood education.