Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System, a new book by the Progressive Policy Institute’s David Osborne, is a story of transformation. It is a bracing survey of the most dramatic improvements taking place in urban public education today, in cities as diverse as New Orleans, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis. To launch the book, The 74 Million created a microsite of stories and videos from each city. Two Rocketship Rise Academy parents are featured on the
Rocketship United Academy Principal James Robinson explains the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment and why measuring growth is essential in the fight to close the achievement gap in Nashville, a city where the majority of public school students are economically disadvantaged.
Rocketship signs a letter to the DC community along with other DC education leaders, schools and Mayor Muriel Bowser, speaking out against race based hatred and affirming the safety and inclusivity of DC public schools.
Some of the pioneering schools are private ones in Silicon Valley. But many more are run by charter-school groups teaching mostly poor pupils, such as Rocketship and Achievement First—or Summit, where 99% of graduating pupils go on to university and laggards make the most progress relative to their peers in normal classes.
The Redwood City Planning Commission last month gave permission to Rocketship Education to move Redwood City Prep from temporary quarters it has used for two years at 1440 Connecticut Drive to a larger site at 860 Charter Street.
Rocketship United Academy’s Tatum Schultz writes, “Every language in the world has a way of saying “thank you.” Gratitude is an inherent quality that resides deep within each one of us. It is triggered by different events and crosses the boundaries of race, age and gender.
Rocketship Discovery Prep's LaToya Fernandez represents California in EdSurge’s 50 state project, reflecting on her experience founding QueenHype, an empowerment club that acts as a safe space for girls to confront their insecurities and establish a strong sense of self-love and purpose.
After months of accusations that the Mt. Diablo school district was discriminating against its students and denying them equal access to public school facilities, Rocketship Futuro Academy charter school will finally be moving to a different campus with plenty of room to grow.
The Milwaukee School Board panel has approved the concept of overseeing two charter schools run by Rocketship Education, a California-based charter-management organization that entered the Milwaukee market in 2013.
Rocketship Rise, the first East Coast outpost for the California-based Rocketship charter management organization, opened this year in D.C.’s Woodland Terrace neighborhood, the poorest part of the city and home to its largest population of school-age children. The 74 interviews Andre Agassi ahead of the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Ralph Weber, Rocketship Wisconsin Board Chair, writes about the importance of public data to guide parents, policymakers, philanthropists and educators to schools that are making progress in narrowing the achievement gap in Milwaukee.
Rocketship Co-founder and CEO Preston Smith responds to the NPR 'Hit Piece' on Rocketship and the frustration faced by schools, families, and the community over how NPR’s blogger mischaracterized their comments.