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Reinventing America's Schools: Washington DC

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

Parents Must Understand Growth Scores to Make Sense of Student Progress

Friday, August 25, 2017

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.

Together, Technology and Teachers Can Revamp Schools

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.

Rocketship Working on Larger Campus for 2018-19

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

'QueenHype' After-School Program Empowers Girls Through Art and Activism

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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.

Concord: Rocketship to Move to Former Glenbrook school

Friday, March 31, 2017

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 Accidental Educator

Monday, March 13, 2017

UNC Alumni Magazine writes a story on Rocketship's Co-founder and CEO Preston Smith and his restless energy towards eliminating the achievement gap with Rocketship's innovative educational philosophy.

MPS approves new calendar, more Montessori, Rocketship

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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.

De Viaje a Clases

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Univision covers a Spanish language story on the Dyson family, a Rocketship Si Se Puede family who commutes daily from Gilroy.

Using Data to Identify Schools That Work

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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.