A great video from Rocketship Education that highlights how they are working to eliminate the achievement gap. Below is my favorite quote from the video. Getting parents more involved in their children’s education is the most important thing we can do.
“I am not going to have near the impact to really change things as much as the parent who has lived here for years and who’s family is growing up here.
If we are really going to succeed in this mission of eliminating the achievement gap and we do not recognize that parents are the leaders in making this happen then it’s not going to happen. “
Rocketship Education (rsed.org) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every student. But we believe that truly transformative schools do more than educate students; they empower teachers, engage parents and inspire communities. Together, we can eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetime.
Rocketship was founded in San Jose, but we realize the achievement gap stretches across the nation. We’re opening new schools every year to help reach the millions of students striving in underperforming schools every day.