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ERIC Number: ED533410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1181-6728-1
Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School
Moskowitz, Eva; Lavinia, Arin
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Eva Moskowitz (the founder and CEO of the Success Charter Network in Harlem) and Arin Lavinia offer practical, classroom-tested ideas for dramatically improving teaching and learning. Moskowitz and Lavinia reveal how a charter school in the middle of Harlem, enrolling neighborhood children selected at random, emerged as one of the top schools in New York City and State within three years. The results of the Harlem school were on a par with public schools for gifted students and elite private schools. Features of this book include: (1) Describes what can be accomplished when students and adults all work to focus on constant learning and performance improvement; DVD clips are included for illustration; (2) The Success Academies have been featured in two popular and widely distributed documentaries, "Waiting for Superman" and "The Lottery"; and (3) Details the Success Academies' THINK Literacy curriculum, which produces dramatic results in kids reading and writing skills. In addition to providing strategies and lessons for school leaders and teachers, "Secrets of the Success Academies" also serves as a guide for parents, policymakers, and practitioners who are passionate about closing the academic achievement gap.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley. 10475 Crosspoint Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Tel: 877-762-2974; Fax: 800-597-3299; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York