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Harlem Success Academy

How We Do It: Success in the Classroom

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

I may not be skilled enough to set a broken leg or brave enough carry a person from a burning building, but I, like my colleagues, can work to inspire a teenager to believe in his own potential, to see that her future depends on hard work and perseverance, to teach them the math they will need in high school and beyond.

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

De Blasio: First Do No Harm

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.07.2014 | New York
Kevin P. Chavous

This week thousands of parents and students marched to save their schools and fight for the right of every child to receive a quality education. The march was in response to the mayor's newly announced charter school co-location policy.

Joy Resmovits

De Blasio To Make Politically Loaded Charter School Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the space-sharing arrangements for nine schools, including three charter schools that are part of Suc...

Controversial Charter Chain Wants To Open 100 NY Schools

| Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman WILLIAMSBURG — The controversial charter network Success Academy plans to open 100 New York schools in the next decade, DNAin...

Great School Choices

Tom Allon | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Choice is a hallmark of our country. It is synonymous with freedom. We live in a country where we have choice in our leaders, our religion, our food, our housing, our lifestyles. Choice in education is not only necessary -- it is crucial for our country's future.

Play Time Contributes to Success of Success Academy

Megan Rosker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Megan Rosker

While the media likes to run story after story about the drama of Success Academy's legal battles, quietly, day after day, in well-maintained and orderly classrooms, kids are learning. That is the story I would like to share.

SUNY Trustees Expected To Approve Increase In Funding For Controversial NYC Charter School Network

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The controversial Success Academy Charter Schools network -- founded by former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz -- is expected to receive a 50 percent ...

Leaders of New Group Have an "Interest" in Education

Gail Robinson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Gail Robinson

Increasingly privatized education -- with charters, consultants and competition -- offers more opportunities for investment and profit-making. Its proponents have a special and vested interest in the policies they promote.

An Education Success in Harlem

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

The model for each student varies on their needs, and parents are encouraged to be active participants in their child's education. This program is determined to be the change in New York City. What's not to love?

Kids at Harlem Success Academy Hit Million Book Milestone

| Jeff Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARLEM -- When 10-year-old Deeyonna Cooper reads books at home, it's a family affair. The fifth grader at Harlem Success Academy often reads to her...

The Lottery: Charter Schools in Harlem (VIDEO)

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The Lottery is not a poor cousin of Waiting for 'Superman'. In some respects it's a purer and more honest film, ferocious in its anger.

Superman Revealed

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Deily-Swearingen

This film is about capturing on film that moment any parent knows intimately -- the moment when the cape comes off and mom and dad's days as superheroes are over.

Waiting for the Teachers' Union

Joel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Klein

"Waiting for 'Superman' " shines a much-needed spotlight on the status quo and the people who benefit from and defend it.

Charter schools: Public education's savior?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Making a documentary is always a crapshoot, but Madeleine Sackler is hoping she'll get a little help from the headline. Sackler's documentary, The Lo...

Steve Brill's Imperviousness to the Facts

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Steve Brill wrote a controversial and much criticized article in the NY Times Magazine in his ongoing effort to demonize the teachers union.

Albany Gets an "F" in Education

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Just when it seemed impossible that our opinion of NY's legislature could get worse, it does. Now, it turns out these people can't even pick up free money in the form of $700 million in federal education funds.