About Rocketship Education
In recent times, there has been an emergence of non-profit organizations trying to bridge the gap in education. This gap is brought about by the hierarchy in social classes. The wealthy have a better access to education compared to the poor. An example of organizations working to bring education to the needy is Rocketship Education. This group contains a network of elementary charter schools serving low-income students. Their primary concern is in neighborhoods where education is limited. Rocketship was founded in 2007 by John Danner and Preston Smith. The organization was founded to provide an excellent education to the poor and eliminate the achievement gap.
Rocketship Education Model
The organization seeks to infiltrate a workable education model that enables students from poor backgrounds to have an equal footing in achieving their goals. Their model uses technology and highly involves the teachers. This model enables students to acquire the right content, at the right time and uses the right method of instruction. Rocketship has gone as far as involving the parents and making them a part of their children education. This enables parents to encourage their children and also to keep up with their performance.
Rocketship Education Partnership
Rocketship Education recently partnered with Wolf School for Customized Program. This partnership is meant to run for the 2016-2017 school year. The partnership has proven very beneficial and has already registered a big number of students under the Rocketship Education to attend Wolf School.
Rocketship has grown over the years and has spread throughout the country. However, the organization’s roots still remain in California. They have ten schools in San Jose, one school in Concord and another in Redwood City. They are not only concerned about the students but the teachers as well. They seek to bring up a group of highly trained and qualified teachers. Their goal is to make students self-sufficient in life and have an equal platform to compete with any student from a well-off family. That is the American dream. Rocketship Education is on the quest to make sure that every child gets to dream.