Mission Possible (Paperback)

How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School [With DVD ROM]

By Eva Moskowitz, Arin Lavinia

Jossey-Bass, 9781118167281, 166pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

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Strategies for making the schools we need that work for allkids

Eva Moskowitz (the founder and CEO of the Success CharterNetwork in Harlem) and Arin Lavinia offer practical, classroom-tested ideas for dramatically improving teaching andlearning. Moskowitz and Lavinia reveal how a charter school in themiddle of Harlem, enrolling neighborhood children selected atrandom, emerged as one of the top schools in New York City andState within three years. The results of the Harlem school were ona par with public schools for gifted students and elite privateschools.

  • Describes what can be accomplished when students and adults allwork to focus on constant learning and performance improvement; DVDclips can be accessed using a special link included in thebook.
  • The Success Academies have been featured in two popular andwidely distributed documentaries, Waiting for Superman andThe Lottery
  • Details the Success Academies' THINK Literacy curriculum, whichproduces dramatic results in student's reading and writingskills

In addition to providing strategies and lessons for schoolleaders and teachers, Secrets of the Success Academies alsoserves as a guide for parents, policymakers, and practitioners whoare passionate about closing the academic achievement gap.

About the Author

Eva Moskowitz is the Founder and CEO of the SuccessAcademy Charter Schools. A former New York City Council member, shehas earned a national reputation as a fighter for improving publicschools' rigor and resources, investing heavily in the arts, sports, and science instruction. Her first school, the SuccessAcademy Harlem 1, quickly emerged as one of the top performingschools in New York State and was featured in The Lotteryand Waiting for Superman.Arin Lavinia designed and developed THINK Literacy, acommon sense approach to balanced literacy.