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Show Me Institute Speakers Series: 'The Success Academy Experience and Lessons Learned'

Thursday, 03 November, 2016

The Show-Me Institute, the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation present the 18th in their series of public lectures on policy issues. Lectures examine such topics as education policy, tax policy, economic development and other policy initiatives. The series brings the world’s top scholars and entrepreneurs to St. Louis to discuss the latest free-market ideas and solutions in today’s public policy arena. 

Eva Moskowitz will present “The Success Academy Experience and Lessons Learned” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the A-B Auditorium in John and Lucy Cook Hall. 

About the Speaker:
Eva Moskowitz is the founder and CEO of Success Charter Network, which runs four charter schools in Harlem. In 2006, Eva founded Harlem Success Academy, hailed by New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein as “one of the best charter schools in the country” and cited by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for its “amazing performance.” She opened three more charter schools in 2008 and plans to open 40 over the next decade.

A former New York City council member and chair of the council’s education committee, Moskowitz remains a forceful advocate for education but has returned to her roots in teaching to implement all she learned while visiting hundreds of New York City’s 1,300 public and charter schools. 

Eva received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in American history at Johns Hopkins University.