Category: Education reform 2017

Betsy DeVos Puts Children First

There is no point in doing work unless it involves children and helping them. Betsy DeVos knows this and tries to make sure that she can do everything possible to help children who she works with. As the secretary of education, this means that it is her goal to help every child in the United States. She wants to see them be successful and wants to make sure that she is providing them with the opportunities that they need to have a successful education system. For Betsy DeVos to do all of this, she had to make sure that she was working toward bettering herself and making sure that she knew a lot about education and how she could help children. For the sake of her career, Betsy DeVos has been a positive influencer and has been able to get a lot out of the educational sector so that she can continue providing children with all of the options that they need for success.

When Betsy DeVos first started, she saw that the public education system was not what it could be. She knew that students were missing out because of the way that the schools were set up. She wanted to see students be successful, so she worked hard to make sure that she was doing things like offering voucher programs. She used the power that she had to set up these programs and to make it possible for children to go to private school even if they couldn’t afford it.After Betsy DeVos had done all of this, she found the way to help students even more was through programs like charter schools. These are schools that are set up like private schools but they are a part of public education. There, students wouldn’t have to worry about how much their education cost.

They could combine all of the aspects of education and still get the best experience for the most affordable amount. It allowed students the chance to be able to experience all of the things that they would get in a private school.Throughout her career, Betsy DeVos has been a great philanthropist. She works hard to help other people and she knows that her help will be influential for everyone and all of the students who are in the United States. She has involved her whole family in her philanthropic efforts and that is a huge part of their lives together. She makes sure that her family members are all working toward the same goal as her to make sure that they are getting the best experience for the education that they have even if they are not able to afford the things that would normally make their education better.

Eva Moskowitz Gains Recognition With $250,000 Broad Prize

Another success came to Success Academy Charter Schools as founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz accepted the $250,000 Broad Prize earlier this month. She was presented with the honorably prestigious grant at the National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, D.C for her unwavering efforts in raising the achievement levels of low-income children of color. Eva Moskowitz has designated the sum to go towards college readiness programs soon.

 

This is a huge feat for Eva Moskowitz and her rapidly growing system. It has been a long time coming since the leader in education reform began building the academic network. Eva Moskowitz opened the first Success Academy in Harlem in 2006. Since then, 40 sites have been constructed. Today, Success Academy Charter Schools the largest public charter school network in New York city with over 14,000 students combined. Statistically, 76 percent of these children are low-income and 93 percent are of African American or Hispanic descent. Her mission statement is to “challenge the conventional wisdom that children from low-income, minority neighborhoods cannot achieve at the highest academic levels.”

 

Eva Moskowitz and her charter schools receive much support from the community, especially the wealthy sum in the hedge fund sector, for their determination in bridging the gap for less fortunate children and children of color. They received a reported $60 million in revenue for fiscal year 2014, a considerable difference from the $42 million earned in 2013, and for good reason. As noted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, each of the networks high school and middle schools placed in the top 10 percent of schools statewide in tests on English, math, and science in 2016. Minority and lower income students reported better than wealthier, Caucasian students statewide at the proficient and advanced levels in all three subjects.

 

“This award acknowledges that students in poor inner-city neighborhoods can achieve as well or better as those from the most affluent suburbs,” Moskowitz stated during her acceptance speech for the Broad Prize in Washington.

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