Academy of Art Shines at New York Fashion Week

Every year, New York Fashion Week offers a platform for young fashion designers to show off their hard work on runway stages. This year was no different for the Academy of Art in that it held its 21st student runway showcase at Skylight Clarkson Square.


The Academy of Art University is the premier San Fransisco based art school that fosters innovation in the designers of tomorrow by featuring a faculty of world-class industry professionals, highly equipped, state of the art facilities, and a varied curriculum that includes specialization in design, entertainment, fine art, and liberal arts. With a diverse student body, the school has a rich and globalized worldview that enhance the creative instincts of students.


The diverse backgrounds of the designers at the NYFW runway show led to a range of ideas and craft techniques that were explored in a unique way as a collective and were presided over by notable fashion personalities, educational directors, and student mentors. As noted earlier, the top fashion statements from the Academy of Art came from an eclectic range of voices from coastal Maine to mainland China with students using their powers of observation, photography, and construction to inspire their designs. Students mined their own experiences in nature, solitary emotions and memories of loved ones over a multitude of hours in the classroom, workshops, and internships to shape a variety of fabrics into forms for the runway.


Students that wish to one day have their own creations featured on the NYFA runway should not shy away from applying to the Academy of Art. No prior portfolio is required and students can receive instruction and mentorship from several leading industry professionals. As a result, many alumni have gone on to extremely successful professional careers. The featured runway at New York Fashion Week is a step into the industry that the Academy of Art can offer ambitious designers with a vision.


Amazing Review of NewsWatch TV

NewsWatch may appear like an insignificant player in the general television market in the US, although it’s not the case when you think of the influence it has on its viewers. Since its establishment in 1989, the show has increased its regular base of followers to millions and has become a reliable source of news on medical breakthroughs, product releases, among other stories.

Many firms can’t ignore this, especially those considering penetrating the United States market. NewsWatch has successfully worked with several of them, promoting their product releases and campaigns without being very costly. Avanca, a popular Dutch firm which focuses on smartphones, recently run a promotional campaign with NewWatch.

Avanca was advertising Ockel, a line of groundbreaking, affordable pocket PCs. The firm decided to contact NewsWatch and engage them to assist in promoting the campaign. NewsWatch scheduled the portion to run simultaneously with the campaign to enable the viewers to participate instantaneously after watching that segment. Avanca was resounding that NewsWatch was among the major reasons that made their campaign successful.

NewsWatch is a television show that airs weekly for 30 minutes in over 200 markets in the United States. It airs on ION and AMC Network. Since it started operating in 1989, the program has aired over 1000 episodes. The content aired by NewsWatch covers a broad range of topics including consumer & business issues, new product releases, health & medical breakthroughs consumer electronics, fashion, travel & tourism, and public awareness campaigns.

The show has in the past year hosted hundreds of celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Julianne Moore, Carrie Underwood, among others. Hundreds of topnotch companies have also appeared on NewsWatch in the past year, some of them are Discovery Channel, Toyota, and American Heart Association, among others. Michelle Ison and Andrew Tropeano are the hosts of NewsWatch. The show also highlights reports by Scott Steinberg, Eric Forrest, Amanda Forstrom, Chris Vaughn, and Susan Bridges.

Success Academy Shining Brighter Every day

Success Academy is a free public charter network of schools founded by Eva Moskowitz in 2006. Currently, the network has 41 schools with 14,000 students. The schools are redefining the meaning of public schools by providing world-class education curriculum. Success Academy has established its schools in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. Even though the schools are open to every child, students from low-income households are the majority consisting 76 percent. Almost 9 percent are former and current English Language Learners and fifteen percent, special needs students.

Success Academy has a good track record in their students’ performance since it opened its first school. That can even be seen by the number of applicants they receive every year. The network does not compromise when it comes to discipline either.

Learning formula
Success Academy formula for learning is giving the students only eighty minutes of direct instruction every day. The rest of the time, the scholars are engaged in hands-on learning and small group instruction. This system gives the students opportunity for thinking work; as much as the formula is fun, it is meant to be deep and lasting. The network of schools believe that students have limitless potential to think and achieve a lot, so they give them the opportunities for discovering, engaging and inquiry.

Online platform
Success Academy in the quest of improving the American Education created an online platform that will enable them to share their curriculum with other schools. Success Academy Education Institute is expected to grow the footprint beyond the network. Eva Moskowitz, while launching the platform said that she noted many students across the country do not get the chance to learn the basic science and mathematics. Hence, her pursuit to be part of the solution to help those children; she believes the platform will be of a big help.

Charter’s win
Charter schools including Success were granted a win by the state appeals court after it ruled that the city cannot regulate a charter school’s prekindergarten programs. The win came after a long dispute that began when the city denied Success Academy kindergarten funding after they could not sign the contract the city provided.