Many people from low-income locations don’t have the privilege of top-notch schooling. Many are forced to go to public schools that offer inadequate education. Rocketship Education has turned around common opinion of public schools in high-poverty regions through quality instruction and not having to follow rules of school boards that make high-income private schools and income-poor public elementary institutions abide by the same sets of rule
Students that are enrolled at any of Rocketship’s eighteen facilities teaching students K-5 throughout the United States succeed the average performance of their fellow low-income students.
Rocketship Education was created by Preston Smith and John Danner in 2007 after they realized that few schools were taking advantage of their opportunities they had laid out in front of them. Preston Smith first noticed that low-income families didn’t often produce the best students after starting to teach their in 2001, when he returned from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rather than continue the tradition oif these children not doing great things in their careers, Smith decided to try to change this with the first installment of RSED in San Jose in 2007. There are now eighteen locations because it has a broad network of investors and administrators that care lots about how it performs.
Preston Smith recently shared important things about doing well in school that not everybody involved in education on the Million 74, a website dedicated to performing well in education no matter what the struggles.
Bringing parents to conduct interviews after first formally training them is a great way to get parents involved the rest of the semester. Parents’ involvement deep into their students’ performance at school is directly related to success.
Rocketship Education has done many things right in touting itself as one of the world’s modern leaders in elementary education. It will continue to speed away from competitors in low-income areas no matter the location across the Untied States.