Success Academy is a company that has charter schools in New York City. It has elementary schools, middle schools, and a high school. Success Academy was founded by its Chief Executive Officer, Eva Moskowitz, in 2006. Students at a Success Academy school achieve much better educational results than what a student in a New York City public school typically has gained.
In Common Core exams, only 29% of public school children were proficient in English and only 35% in math. At Success Academy, the results were 64% showing proficiency in English and 94% in math. Making these results even more amazing, many of the students at their schools come from some of the poorest communities in the city.
There are a number of reasons why Success Academy is so successful at teaching children in their network of 32 schools. Among these are that students wear school uniforms which elimanates some of the differences between students and other distractions from learning. Their schools also have a longer school day that feature about 33% more instruction time than what the areas public schools do. They also hold both the teachers and students to a high standards of conduct. Additionally, they expect a lot out of students with high expectation levels for each and every student. The biggest difference, though, is that they concentrate very heavily on what is being taught instead of how, with each child learning in the best way that suits them.
The motto of Success Academy is that “content is king”. Everything that children do serves a purpose which Eva Moskowitz calls “joyful rigor”. This carries through to how children learn about reading. At each grade level, each student reads and writes about one subject for six weeks like the American Revolution. In middle school, the students have more independent reading time that also includes a literature class. By high school, students at the Success Academy are highly independent readers and learners who have developed a passion for reading and learning as well.
My two favorite black women comedians are Sommore and Sheryl Underwood. Sommore talks about life experiences. Sheryl topics are mostly human sexuality, race relations, African-American culture and politics.
Sommore ( Lori Ann Rambough) was born May 15, 1966 in Trenton, New Jersey. She became a comedian in 1992 to present. I did not realize to recently that she was the big sister of Nia Long. I love to listen to Sommore, she is one of my favorite comedians. She has frequented on HBO and BET. She has also appeared on several television sitcoms and the Oprah Winfrey show. Sommore has also appeared on several films. Not to forget she was one of the Queens of Comedy and listed as number 9 on the funniest Black American female comedians.
Sheryl Underwood is a Black American comedian and ranked number 13 on the same list. She is currently one of the hosts on the daytime show The Talk on CBS since 2011. She keeps me laughing; I just love her since of humor. Sheryl was born October 28, 1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has been a comedian since 1988 to the present. She have several awards including the first female finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1989.
EOS is known for being the Evolution of Smooth, and they have given people what they have always wanted in lip balm. Their products are easy on the lips, simple to use, and great to have to help your lips stay hydrated throughout every single day. EOS lip balm is so well respected and definitely one of the best out there. The brand wasn’t always an instant success and there was a lot of work involved for them to achieve the success that they have now. Here’s a small look at what it took them to achieve all of this successfully.
According to fastcompany.com, first of all, the three product creators did not know which market to go into except the fact that beauty was what they wanted to jump into. It was a good jump knowing that there is millions of dollar spent on beauty products, but every single market was closing in with big brands. Chapstick was the only one where there were brands making good money and actual sales providing subpar products. Brands were getting lazy, and so all these people needed to do were come up with a unique angle to help the product fly off the shelves. They ended up making a formula with sunscreen and SPF to help people stay clear of the sun and protect lips from sun damage. With the help of organic ingredients and its overall sphere like shape, the brand gained notoriety and grew up with so much success over the years.
They utilized efficient influencer marketing strategies that helped gained the fame it did now throughout different social media platforms. There are all kinds of people who helped talk about the eBay sold brand and what they are capable of, and through influential marketing they accomplished so much over the years and now they are at the top successfully.
The YouTubers Kim Dao and Sunnydahye have great fun together in both Japan and South Korea. Luckily for the world, Kim Dao often vlogs her experiences with Sunnydahye and posts them online. In one video, which Kim entitled “Osaka to Tokyo | Karaoke | Vlogmas #13 | KimDao ft. Sunnydahye,” both Kim Dao and Sunnydahye take us on a Japanese journey from Osaka to Tokyo.
At the start of the video, Kim Dao says she just woke up and it’s almost 12:00pm. Both Kim Dao and Sunny went to Universal Studios Japan yesterday, so they’re very tired from their adventures around the park. Kim says she and Sunny are going to take the bullet train from Osaka back to Tokyo today.
Before she leaves Osaka, Kim Dao’s host family gives her a cooling patch for her butt. Kim Dao says she fell down the stairs yesterday and bruised her buttocks.
A few minutes later, Kim Dao heads off to Osaka Station to take the bullet train to Shinjuku Station. When Kim arrives back at her Tokyo apartment, she says she feels completely exhausted from the trip.
After freshening up a bit, Kim Dao and Sunny go out to eat in Tokyo. Both Sunny and Kim share a yummy cheese pizza and order a few pasta dishes.
The video closes with Kim Dao and Sunny singing a bunch of songs at a local karaoke bar. A few songs they both sing include “Anaconda,” “Let It Go,” and a Japanese Christmas song. Both girls are incredibly tired by the end of their karaoke session and decide to call it a night.
When it comes to investment, Warren Buffett puts his money where his mouth is, quite literally. The guy invested $1 million dollars in an S&P passive index fund – a charity fund, for a better return. He is set to know the outcome this year and the way things are going, he’ll likely reap large profits.
Buffett’s secret to success is minimizing cost. Mutual funds offer mediocre, poor returns due to the high management costs of running them. However, Buffett agrees that there is an exception to this. For example, if two people invested $10,000 each, 40 years ago, one in the S&P fund and the other in the five best active funds, the latter would get more money today.
Ultimately, it is not about passive or active funds. What’s important is the ability to receive long-term returns from an investment option, and Tim Armour agrees with Buffett on this.
Soon after graduating from Middlebury College, Tim began his career at the Capital Group Companies in the associate program. After rising through the ranks, he has assumed the chairmanship of the company, after the death of its chairman – Jim Rothenberg.
If you look at the strategic partnership between his company and the Samsung asset man agent that he helped form, Tim comes out as very strategic. He wants to achieve a better solution to Korean investors by supervising the resources through all market cycles and see them get a better savings and retirements plan.