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September 7, 2017
Want to understand Betty Rosa’s vision? Check out the Bronx ‘community school’ she visited.
In many ways, P.S. 55 embodies Rosa’s philosophy that students’ social and emotional needs must be met before they can learn.
August 29, 2017
Winning the lottery: Enrolling in Success Academy produces math gains for students, new study shows
Success Academy students showed about a year to a year and a half of additional learning in math, according to a new study by MDRC.
August 24, 2017
Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz goes on the offensive with press conference on city test scores
The conversation inevitably shifted back to the news of the past few weeks: the inflammatory Facebook post of Success board chair Daniel Loeb.
blast from the past
August 21, 2017
Who is Dan Loeb? The billionaire investor who chairs Success Academy’s board has a checkered past
Loeb's actions force Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz and other charter leaders to make a calculation: Is his behavior a fair price to pay for the boost to their cause?
August 18, 2017
How are Success Academy families responding to the network’s leadership drama?
In Harlem on Thursday, Success Academy parents and family members said their reaction boiled down to one thing: Does this affect my child?
the trump effect
August 17, 2017
‘I should have been more outspoken’: In letter, Eva Moskowitz denounces Trump, regrets her earlier response
The letter marks Moskowitz’s most aggressive rebuke of the president, whom she originally said she would “work with."
August 16, 2017
State ed officials rip into ‘insulting’ SUNY charter proposal and ‘outrageous’ Success Academy chair
Here are some of the most charged moments of a panel with State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa.
on the record
August 15, 2017
Eva Moskowitz sends letter calling Success board chair’s comments ‘indefensible’ — but also defending his record
Eva Moskowitz released a letter to parents, teachers and staff in response to racial comments made by Success Academy's board chair.
August 14, 2017
NY State Senator Stewart-Cousins on Success Academy chair’s racial barb: ‘I was in shock for quite some time’
"If they feel that this is a good way for them to continue, it’s certainly up to them."
August 14, 2017
Head of Democrats for Education Reform resigned from board of Success Academy, highlighting split in charter world
It is unclear why Jeffries left the board, but he differed with Moskowitz on how to engage with the Trump administration in the aftermath of the election.
August 11, 2017
Major New York City charter school supporter in hot water after racial comment
Daniel Loeb said Stewart-Cousins did “more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood.”
August 7, 2017
Charter sector to de Blasio: If you want to play nice, prove it by giving us space
Members of the charter school sector say they are watching space requests to see if the mayor plans to ease tension between his administration and charter schools.
race in the classroom
July 22, 2017
‘Do you see me?’ Success Academy theater teacher gives fourth-graders a voice on police violence
Sentell Harper created a spoken-word production for his students to perform about what it means to be black and male in America.
July 17, 2017
State education officials question another batch of Success Academy charter renewals
Reigniting a debate that flared in April, the state is poised to send a set of Success Academy charter school renewals back to SUNY instead of approving them.
July 12, 2017
Foes to friends? Charter school leaders send letter saying ‘thank you’ to de Blasio for recent deal
Some of the city’s most prominent charter school leaders said they were “delighted” by the mayor's decision to work “more cooperatively” with them.
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