Rocketship Education (R), a charter school system in several American cities that deals with underprivileged children, want to get rid of the achievement gap and to ensure that students expand their knowledge and character.
Charter schools are independent educational organizations that are meant to develop their own kinds of policies, core values and teaching methods. They want to make their students grow through learning. Rocketship Education (R) has been working since 2006 to teach children in ways that will engage them and that will help them succeed as adults.
All the programs at R are meant to teach children educational values. To get these values across, they use a balance of technology and teachers is an ongoing process and they are trying their best tailor students’ education in the present and future.
To get rid of the achievement gap, it is absolutely necessary to be innovative. Innovation does not come with problems and complaints from some groups. R aims for excellence but knows that it may fall short sometimes. Whey they do fall short, they try to learn from their mistakes and try to correct them. This charter school system believes that the best form of education is a complex, ongoing conversation.
R focuses on technology and on the importance of test scores. The guidelines of these schools emphasize discipline. The community supports what this charter school system is doing and feel that outsiders may misinterpret what Rocketship Education is trying to do.
Each Rocketship Education charter school have had successes and issues. When they do have issues, they try to improve and some of these schools have had triumphs.
Before Preston Smith started Rocketship Education (R), Smith helped start L.U.C.H.A. Elementary School that is part of the Alum Rock School District in San Jose, California. After three years, L.U.C.H.A. Became the fourth highest performing low-income elementary school in California.
Smith was able to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the school called the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He got a master’s degree in administration and educational leadership from San Jose State University. He was fortunate enough to become an Aspen New Schools Fellow.
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