Rocketship Education is a non-profit organization that has been advocating for drastic changes in the American education system. Since time in memorial, schools have focused on the teacher-centered learning method, but instead, Rocketship Education is advocating for a student-centered learning technique. Over the years, it has been making discoveries on the different ways schools can be able to practice the personalized system of education and at the same time be able to instill the necessary skills to the students.
To achieve results, Rocketship Education proposes that learning should extend out of class. In the school’s curriculum, they have adopted a new model where a teacher visits the home of each student to familiarize with the student’s background. With this method, the teacher can build a cordial relationship between the institution, student, and family.
Rocketship Education has created a parent leadership program where families and stakeholders alike can hold political leaders accountable, seek political attention, and help achieve quality education in the public-school sector. Since Rocketship only offers elementary education, the platform provides parents with an opportunity to ask for quality systems in middle and high schools.
Rocketship does not offer the complete K-12 system since it’s focused entirely on elementary education. The school’s leadership believes that providing an alternative to the already existing public-school system will not solve the problems facing the model. They want to help stakeholders, partners, and parents demand equity in the public schools so that their children will enjoy quality education.
Rocketship Education is a group of elementary schools that offer quality primary education, especially in the marginalized communities. It was started by John Danner and Preston Smith in a church in San Jose, California. It has developed over the years, and it now has branches in Washington, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. Preston Smith, the chief executive of the elementary school, is a former teacher, and his children attend the school’s branch in San Jose.