Eva Moskowitz has been an integral part of the transformation that has been taking place in the school education system in the United States. Eva Moskowitz has been voicing her opinion on the matters of how desperately the schools in the country needs a complete overhaul in its curriculum and education system for years and has been able to gain considerable success in the struggle so far.
As the founder of the Success Academy Charter School Network, Eva Moskowitz has helped thousands of students coming from the low-income families get access to quality education. Success Academy Charter School Network is the highest performing charter school network in the City of New York and the largest charter school network as well. At present, there are 41 schools in the system providing education to over 14,000 students in total and counting. The students of the school are known to outperform the students from other premier and affluent schools in the state of New York.
The year 2017 is proving to be good for Eva Moskowitz, who has been receiving good news in succession from the beginning of the year. One of the good news for her is that she won the legal battle that has been going on for years with the City of New York against signing the pre-K contract. Eva Moskowitz has always been against the mandatory signing of the pre-K contract for the charter schools. She believes that it impacts the very essence for which the charter schools stands for and takes away their liberty to function independently.
Along with the court ruling in favor of Eva Moskowitz, the court also ordered the New York City to provide the compensation of $720,000 to the litigant to pay for the legal expenses incurred during the litigation all these years. The second news for Eva Moskowitz came in the form of Broad Prize 2017, which the Success Academy was awarded by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance of the Charter Schools. The Broad Prize for 2017 came with the huge prize money of $250,000 that Eva wishes to spend for the further development and expansion of the Success Academy Charter School Network.
Eva Moskowitz has studied arts from the Pennsylvania University from where she graduated. She did her Ph.D. from the reputed John Hopkins University, majoring in American History. As a qualified educator herself, she understands the importance of habit of reading. It is for this reason; Eva Moskowitz sent the reading lessons of Success Academy to 15,000 teachers across the United States. The gesture from Eva Moskowitz came at the time of the launch of Education Institute, which is a comprehensive education based online portal that would contain study materials, lessons, videos, and tutorials. It would help the students as well as the teachers.
Eva Moskowitz had worked with the New York City Council in the past and has learned a lot during her tenure there when she also served as the Chairman of the Education Committee. It is her extensive experience in the education sector that gave her the idea about the shortcomings of the nations’ education system, which finally led her to start Success Academy Charter School Network.