Eva Moskowitz Wants To Help NYC Students Succeed

The Problems Of The NYC School System

The New York City public school system is in disasters as seen in the commonly reported low academic rankings of the city. The private school system is also of lower quality than many people believe and offers much less than it should. Something needs to be done about it and someone needs to stand up to that. This is what Eva Moskowitz has decided to make her life ambition in NYC.

 

How Success Academy Changes Things

The Success Academy is a charter school set up specifically to address these problems in NYC and create a system where people have a better chance at succeeding. Moskowitz has designed it specifically address the issues that are plaguing NYC students such as low community participation rates and poor coverage of the full breadth of academic topics. The results of her experiment have so far been successful and you can see in the results that just about everyone that goes through the Success Academy ends up going to college and moving on to a rewarding career.

 

Her Fight For Students Is Not Finished

She isn’t done with her efforts to reform the NYC school system. In order to get further ahead Eva Moskowitz is considering a foray into politics and working directly with the system to produce better results.  As such, she has focused on making sure that the voters of NYC are made aware of what needs to be done and that they can rely on her to do it. She is registered Democrat and is expected to run for mayor next year. There is no issue more important than making sure that the future generations will be equipped with what they need in order to succeed. She is here to do just that.

 

About Eva Moskowitz

Eva Moskowitz is an education reformer living in NYC and the head of the charter school the Succeess Academy. She has used her work to do just about everything necessary in order to make sure that the students of NYC are able to get the education that they need.

 

ClassDojo: Innovation in Parent/ Teacher Communication

Modern day parents lead especially hectic lives, with more and more families identifying as two income households than ever before, making it increasingly difficult to be actively involved in the daily activities of their child’s classroom. With ClassDojo, an education communication platform, parents and teachers can keep in touch through various methods available on the app and the ClassDojo website, empowering parents by enabling them to take an effective role in the process of the education of their children and creating a community for open communication.

Based in San Francisco and founded by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don in 2011, the company seeks to change to the way parents interact with teachers from the ground up. Users can visit the website or download the app to access ClassDojo. Parents create an account using an email address and a parent code provided by the teacher. Once they are logged onto the app they can access various tools that help to create a sort of virtual classroom experience that can be accessed easily on any computer or mobile device.

Some of the methods ClassDojo employs to achieve its goals are parent/ teacher messages, teacher provided activity schedules, student behavior reports, and photo/ video updates on classroom activity.

The app started as a way to teach behavioral traits before it was developed into its current form. The future of the app could see it transform even further based on the ever changing need of parents, teachers, and students. One possible function that could be added to the app eventually is online payments for things such as field trips and classroom supplies. Eliminating the hassle of sending cash or checks to school that could be easily misplaced by children.

Privacy is also a main priority for the company, which believes it is of the utmost importance to keep information about the teachers, children, and parents that use the app secure, so all users can rest assured that their information is protected.

The app is now being used in 2 out of 3 k-8 schools in the United States and is available in 180 other countries.

Wessex Institute of Technology eLibrary

The Wessex Institute has an extremely well put together eLibrary. The transactions for the Wessex Institute are found here. On-line access is provided so papers presented at the international conferences can be easily accessed. Publications from their Engineering and Science publications are also stored in the eLibrary. The articles the WIT Press International Journal published are available here as well.

The papers the WIT Press previously published are referenced by a system called CrossRef and are seen in publications and reputable reviews on a regular basis. They have been classified as internationally used databases. All of the books in the eLibrary are also archived and catalogued American Library of Congress as well as the British Library.

The eLibrary offers their users over 28,000 peer reviewed papers for download and a search function that is fast and reliable. Papers can be downloaded in PDF format and immediate access can be obtained regarding the latest in research.

There are seven main research areas.

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