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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."
the big city
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.
October 30, 2017
From buying books to managing the lunchroom: Meet the behind-the-scenes teams that keep Success charters running
The mission of these behind-the-scenes teams is to attend to the myriad issues that arise inside a school on any given day.
recipe for success
October 16, 2017
Eva Moskowitz looks back at her turn away from district schools, as she plans for 100 schools of her own
That transformation, she says, didn’t come from “reading Milton Friedman,” the free-market economist, but rather through a series of “practical encounters."
October 2, 2017
These 5 New York City charter networks are getting $23M from the feds to expand
The five New York City winners are Ascend Learning, East Harlem Tutorial Program, Family Life Academy Charter Schools, Great Oaks Foundation, and Success Academy.
September 21, 2017
Private managers of public schools, charter leaders enjoy extra buffer from public-records laws
Moskowitz and officials at other charter school networks treated differently under FOIL law than those employed by government entities.
Q and A
September 19, 2017
Former Success Academy lawyer hoping to start own charter network wants to ‘take it to the next level’
Emily Kim is still a big believer in Success, but she thinks she has something different to offer.
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