Eva Moskowitz is certainly at the forefront of educational innovation with her work in charter schools. Recently her accomplishments with Success Academy Charter Schools was recognized and honored as they won a $250,000 grant. The esteemed award is called the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The honor was received at the National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C.
Success Academy schools are well funded with wealthy donors contributing readily to the vision of Eva Moskowitz. The Broad Prize, however, is a national honor which underscores their success in serving underprivileged children and neighborhoods. It’s also a demonstration of the fact that these children are capable of learning and performing at high levels which are equivalent to the most affluent neighborhoods. The grant serves to strengthen Success Academy’s leadership in the charter school movement. Their goal is to reimagine what school can be and implement concepts to bring about excellence.
Regarding another issue, Eva Moskowitz and Succes Academy have won their battle with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The conflict was concerning city oversight of pre-kindergarten programs. Recently a court victory was handed to Moskowitz at the State Supreme Court level. They ruled that her programs with Success Academy fall outside the jurisdiction of the city. Her battle with the mayor lasted over 18 months.
Eva Moskowitz is inspired to a make a difference when she sees educational inequality. She also has great concern for the international competition that Americans are facing. She has noted that the higher level of American students ranks among the lowest when compared to other nations leading the world in educational accomplishment. She contends that even in upscale neighborhoods the public education system is not as good as parents may believe. With global competition getting stronger, she has once again shown her foresight.