The Success Academy has grown over the last decade to become one of the largest charter school networks in the U.S. under the leadership of former Democratic New York Council member, Eva Moskowitz.
The former history professor has taken on a major role as a charter schools leader in her role as the founder of a charter school system that has achieved amazing levels of success for underprivileged students across New York City; the work of Success Academy recently saw the network of more than 40 charter schools across New York City has been honored for the work it has completed with underprivileged students with the prestigious Broad Prize.
After being awarded $250,000 from the Broad Prize Eva Moskowitz announced the monetary aspect of the prize would be given to the students from Success Academy who are preparing for college studies.
A second victory was seen for Eva Moskowitz in her recent court battle with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has made little attempt to hide his contempt for the charter schools network. A New York Court ruled in favor of Success Academy in its claim that New York’s Education Department had no right to try and influence how Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy taught students in its Pre-K program, which was once part of the New York program established to create a better future for students across the city. The ruling explains the city has no right to determine how Pre-K students at charter schools teach students, but they do have the right to inspect such schools.