Eva Moskowitz is someone that was dissatisfied with the concept of high school education, but she is just not another complainer. What she decided to do instead of complaining is actually doing something about it. Eva started the Harlem Success Academy- a charter school that would go on to eventually be known as the Success Academy – and change education in New York forever. With the Success Academy Eva would prove that she had exactly what it took to bring something new into the environment of zoned schools and poor school choices.
Eva Moskowitz is the founder of these schools in New York, and there are 41 of these institutions spread out through the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. This is the way that Eva wanted to promote the concept of a better education system even if kids did not have access to the expensive private schools. There has been a push for education reform by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and Eva Moskowitz has proven that she is one that believes in the need for this as well. She grew up in New York so it was obvious that she would start at home, but the Success Academy concept is growing outside of New York because it’s effective.
Eva Moskowitz has created the highest-performing public school network in New York. This is quite an accomplishment for someone that grew up in a New York school system where she felt that she did not learn anything. This may have been the biggest part of her motivation. Eva wanted to make sure that children that were growing up in New York did not have to worry about getting a quality education.
With Success Academy Eva Moskowitz found a way to reach the African American community in New York. She started in Harlem, but now this school system reaches as many as 41,000 students throughout the state of New York. At least 93% of the kids that are in the school system are African American students.
In their series B round of venture funding for technology that aims at connecting teachers, students and parents, ClassDojo raised $21 million. General Catalyst and new investors such as Reach Capital, Signal Fire and GSV led the closing round of funding. The co-founders of ClassDojo, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don said that the capital raised was intended to be used for developing their team and improve the ClassDojo app by including useful content and features. The app aims at enhancing teacher-parent communication throughout the year, while creating a positive culture in classrooms. Through the app, parents are updated on their kid’s day at school.
Teachers communicate with parents instantly. This strategy is convenient for letting parents know their child’s performance in school. Teachers can capture photos or record videos of students’ work and participation in various activities and send them to parents. They intend to make premium features and create content that parents would require to pay to access instead of generating revenue off users’ data.
Sam and Liam were motivated to start up ClassDojo after realizing that most companies in the education tech business did not have a free and user friendly app that would improve classroom experience. For the new intended features, ClassDojo could also enable parents to make payments from their phones for various requirements like lunches or field trips through a transaction feature. The company has expanded from education tech accelerator through Imagine K12 to being part of Y combinator. This information was originally published on TechCrunch as highlighted in the link below http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/15/classdojo-raises-21-million-for-app-to-make-parent-teacher-meetings-obsolete/
About Class Dojo
ClassDojo is a San Francisco-based startup company that aims to create incredible classroom experience. Founded in 2011, it is among the fastest growing companies in the field of education technology. ClassDojo is used and preferred by millions of teachers and parents who feel that their work has been made easier by being able to stay in touch with each other and following up on students’ performance. Notably, 90 percent of K-8 students in the United States and others from 180 countries use the app.
ClassDojo’s able team comprises of educators, designers and engineers. They are deeply experienced in management of public and charter schools. In addition, these individuals have extensive backgrounds in social media platforms like Facebook, Dropbox, Google and Amazon. ClassDojo helps to create an incredible school community by bringing together, teachers, principals and other school leaders.
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