Rocketship in the News

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Reinventing America's Schools: Washington DC

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Parents Must Understand Growth Scores to Make Sense of Student Progress

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Together, Technology and Teachers Can Revamp 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.

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