Eva Moskowitz is founder of Success Academy. She believes that charter schools are important to the success of teaching children. After over 100 hearings with the City Council Education Committee she decided to open Success Academy in 2006. She saw how schools were failing children in New York City.
She says children need strong effective teachers to succeed and a curriculum that challenges children to excel in their subjects. She thinks they need to know that teachers expect something from them. Children must be taught skills that help them succeed.
She says that at Success Academy the teachers teach math, English, science, chess, other subjects, and sports. They have to undergo strict training, work closely with other teachers, have workshops, and feedback on their work. The teachers are very responsive to parents and return phone calls within 24 hours.
Over 16,000 families applied to Success Academy with only 3,000 openings one year. Today they have over 41 schools that serve over 14,000 kids in New York City. Eva received the 2016 Savas Award for Private Public Partnerships from the Reason Foundations.
She has plans to continue expanding Success Academy to about 100 schools in the next decade. She believe the number of children in charter schools will increase or double in four years as more families seek higher quality education. The academy opens school in neighborhoods that have failing schools and their is a need for better education.
We look for a great need for better education and the space open a school she said. For example a building in Far Rockaway had enough rooms to open a school in an area that really needed better quality education.
She believes public education is for everyone and opens some schools in middle class neighborhoods. We want to serve the larger public and we believe in integrated schools. Eva Moskowitz continues her quest to expand Success Academy over the next several years.
The Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), located in beautiful New Forest National Park in England, brings together academics and professionals within an industry to tackle some of the most challenging engineering and scientific problems plaguing our current world. WIT has developed a unique system based on Boundary Element Method, which is a technique for solving a range of engineering and physical problems. Computer modeling and systems integration bring solutions to global topics such as heat transfer and sustainable development and planning. According to Wikipedia, their strong suit is collaborating during Wessex Institute conferences with many different institutions all over the world. Through the development of better computer tools for engineering and scientific analysis, the range of these applications is very broad and moves in tandem with the trends in the industry and society in general. In 2002, the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry attended a Wessex Institute conference – that is the draw and importance of these meetings.
The Wessex Institute conferences cover a range of topics. In 2016 alone the subjects include such popular mainstream issues as sustainable tourism to more specialized advances in fluid mechanics. Structural strength, an issue very much in the news these days, should be a favorite conference to attend. With terrorism and natural disasters on the rise, it only makes sense to gather these powerful minds together to try and solve structural integrity issues to protect people. They also look to the past to pull ideas from great civilizations that built for the future and not just the present.
Held in beautiful locations all over the world, they show how nature and science can work in harmony.
WIT Press publishes research studies and papers generated from these conferences and make them available with open access to the international scientific community. The ability of WIT to collaborate freely with these groups allows them to avoid the slippery slope of competing and instead share ideas amongst the brightest and most forward thinking in the scientific community. Offshore engineering, the food industry, biomedical problems, electromagnetics applications, aerospace and a number of forensic analysis’ are a few of the industries WIT works with to improve the technology we are using and the world in which we live.