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CLOSED [Giveaway] A parent-activist reads Richard Whitmire’s “On the Rocketship”

Richard Whitmire‘s new book, On the Rocketship, starts off right, with this dedication: To the true disruptors: Rocketship parents pressing for better middle schools and high schools. The author gave me a copy to give away to my readers. To … Continue reading

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Rocketship Education parent information session on March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Rocketship Education is hosting a parent information session on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Branch Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224 (map). RSVP at http://www.rsed.org/texas. Rocketship Education is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools … Continue reading

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Charter schools help make San Antonio a “City on the Rise”

Lorenzo Gomez, Executive Director of the 80/20 Foundation and an SA2020 board member, has a “micro-script” for San Antonio: “A City On The Rise.” So why did these four words hit me the way they did? I think it’s because … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem Schools national expansion: coming soon to San Antonio, Texas?

I am following several Generation 18 charter applications at the Texas Education Agency this year, including Rocketship (earlier post), Montessori For All (earlier post), and Carpe Diem Schools (earlier post). Researching Carpe Diem, I came across an enthusiastic blog post from 2010, when education … Continue reading

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The Economist on Rocketship and blended learning

A recent article in The Economist on technology in education includes comments on Rocketship Education: Rocketship, a chain of seven charter schools in San Jose, California, blends traditional teaching with at least an hour a day of individualised online instruction … Continue reading

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Charter school bill’s impact on Rocketship Education and other out-of-state networks of high-performing charter schools

A recent story from KUHF 88.7 FM Houston Public Radio praises Rocketship Education, noting “their schools have posted some of the best results for low-income kids in the entire state of California.” “What The New Charter School Bill Could Mean For … Continue reading

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Choose to Succeed launches new website

Choose to Succeed has a spiffy new website with helpful information explaining their mission: In 2011, the George W. Brackenridge and Ewing Halsell Foundations began to analyze student achievement data from the Greater San Antonio area. At the close of their analysis … Continue reading

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