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How Eva Moskovitz is Transforming the Education Landscape

Eva Moskovitz is the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools. Success Academy is a network of schools that uses a unique learning model to teach children. Success Academy prioritizes writing and encourages children to read and write extensively on their own. The school has one of the highest rates of proficiency in English in the whole state. The school goes to extensive lengths to train its teachers and to make sure that they can adopt the strategies that the school uses. The model of Success Academy has been modeled. Many other schools are following this example.

 

Eva studied at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Moskovitz went on to study at John Hopkins University where she got her Doctorate in American history. She has been involved in the education sector throughout her career. This has helped her to gain the knowledge that she has today. Moskovitz was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia for one year before becoming an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.

 

Eva served as the chair of the faculty seminar in American studies at Columbia University for three years. Moskovitz also served as the director of public affairs at Prep school. She was also the director of ReadNet. This is a literacy program. These roles helped her to gain insight into the workings of the school and how they could be transformed to offer better learning experiences. Eva also served as a city council member in New York City where she served as the chair of the Education Committee.

 

Eva said that zoning is one of the factors that are slowing the growth of America’s education system. She says that zoning affects children who come from different neighborhoods. This has lowered the quality of education. Moskovitz has advocated that charter schools must be funded in the same way as public non-charters. She says that this will help the schools to offer better and personalized attention to each student. She also added that class sizes should be reduced so that the teachers can have an easier time educating the students.