The successful story of Rocketship Education

Rocketship education is the networking of public chartered learning institutions that primarily serve low-income students in villages to access the desired training. Rocketship strives towards meeting the needs of each student by blending traditional instructions, employing adaptive technology, and targeting the tutoring programs. Rocketship Education in schools transforms life in doing more than only educating. The programs also empower teachers, inspire the community and engage parents to ensure transformation is attained.

The mission of Rocketship education is to eliminate the gap that exists in the education system .therefore to achieve this; there has been continuing innovation since its establishment in 2006. Rocketship Education is increasing with one to three schools being opened in each year. In 2014, Rocketship expanded to Nashville, and it was approved to open more schools in other states to be able to serve more needy students.

The impact of Rocketship education is to develop a leadership program for training principals and teachers to have leadership qualities that will enable them to engage in school leadership talents. Rocketship Education also wants to ensure they establish strategic planning annually across the network; this includes the development of organizational performance to ensure it has the right data to determine significant decisions affecting the learning process. Another impact is the critical analysis of data for each year necessary for budget projection and cash flows that are needed for the expansion of other learning sites. Therefore, this is necessary for Rocketship education to serve additional communities.

Through continuous engagement with parents in their children’s learning process, Rocketship develops parents who become advocates in the lifelong to their children as well as the community that they serve. Ultimately, Rocketship Education catalyzes the movement of eliminating the career achievement gap by working closely with parents; the community organizations charted schools as well as districts in their lifetime.

Overall, the Rocketship Education program has helped students to speak English fluently as their second language. Subsequently, the program’s main agenda is to ensure each child acquires the best education, each child attends college, and it believes that to be in college the journey starts at kindergarten.

See Rocketship Education list of institutions all over the United States through this link

DeVos to Give Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman

It was announced that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will deliver the keynote address for Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement on Wednesday, May 10th. Bethune-Cookman is one of the historically black institutions that has recently been praised by Secretary DeVos for providing education opportunities for the Afro-American community.

In making the announcement about Secretary DeVos’ appearance, the school compared her to the school’s founder saying that “much like Dr. Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University, Secretary DeVos deems the importance of opportunity and hope for students to receive an exceptional education experience. Her mission to empower parents and students resonates with the history and legacy of Dr. Bethune.” Dr. Bethune’s started the school in Daytona Beach, Florida, which grew to over 250 students while she served as the university president and was one of the few tertiary institutes in the country where black women could study.

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The school also noted the importance of funding from the Federal Education Department to the very existence of Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCU) and to Bethune-Cookman specifically. In their official statement announcing the DeVos invitation, the school explained “students are directly impacted by funding dollars that are dispersed through the Department of Education. B-CU receives $4 million annually through Title III, which supports teaching, research and infrastructure. Additionally, Title IV impacts the ability of B-CU students to receive federal financial aid, overall influencing the ascension of Bethune-Cookman University students.”

The school praised Betsy DeVos, individually, for her charitable contributions to the black community. In the press release, the university pointed out that “Over the years, the DeVos family has supported Central Florida through several charitable efforts: 100 Black Men of Central Florida; Jones High School, and the Parramore neighborhood located in Orlando to name a few. Secretary DeVos has supported educational opportunities for students in over 25 states.” Secretary DeVos is daughter of the co-founder of Amway, Richard DeVos, and a philanthropist who has focused on educational opportunity.

Secretary DeVos and the Trump Administration have made a concerted effort since taking office to reach out to the country’s HBCU. In a February meeting with Deans and other leaders from HBCU, DeVos praised HBCU for being innovators and creating opportunities for the black community in the face of racial segregation. In holding them up as a model of school choice, Secretary DeVos said of HBCU that “They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and great quality,” Check this article from New York Post.