Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Saturday, Jeremiah Kittredge, executive director of the charter school advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools, said the message of the rally planned … including the Success Academy Network of schools run by …

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Disturbing Video of Teacher Ripping Up Homework and Berating a First Grader Is Just Fine, School Confirms

The founder of the Success Academy network, Eva Moskowitz, tells the Times the video was an anomaly—though anecdotal evidence gathered by the paper suggests it is not. Jessica Reid Sliwerski, 34, worked at Success Academy Harlem 1 and Success Academy …

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Success Academy seeking help from state in battle with city over more classrooms

The Success Academy network is expected to take action Monday in a dispute with the city over classroom space in Harlem. Success Academy charter school officials want the city to fork over more rooms in the Wadleigh High School campus, according to papers …

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Two former staff members at Families for Excellent Schools planning a new pro-charter org

The Success Academy network of charter schools in New York City was closely linked to FES, but a spokesperson for the network said it is not involved with the new group. Dacia Toll, the head of the Achievement First network of charter schools, says her …

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Charter school CEO takes victory lap – and bashes Mayor de Blasio – after release of test scores

Armed with new test scores showing a strong performance by her 15,000 students, the head of the Success Academy network of charter schools takes a victory lap – and seizes an opportunity to bash her long-time sparring partner Mayor de Blasio. NY1’s …

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Where did the Department of Education’s ‘Race to the Top’ lead?

By the time the Race to the Top contest was launched, charter school systems, such as those operated by the Success Academy network in New York, had students in the country’s most impoverished communities, such as Harlem, outperforming children in New …

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De Blasio nixes Success charters run by foe

The decision to ax the schools operated by Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Network ended a period of intense speculation over the fate of charters approved in the final weeks of the Bloomberg administration. The three new schools killed by de Blasio were …

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