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

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 www.rsed.org/texas. Rocketship Education is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools… Continue Reading

Rocketship Education has “schoolteachers,” my son says

At the Rocketship Education information session yesterday, we watched a new video about Rocketship’s learning model and expansion plans. My five-year-old son is learning to read and couldn’t resist saying all the headings out loud. After we got home, had dinner, and… Continue Reading

Rocketship Network Leadership Program: final round applications due February 22

Are you interested in helping found a cluster of schools in San Antonio for Rocketship Education, a network of high-performing charter elementary and middle schools? (See earlier posts about Rocketship’s expansion here and here.) Over on the Jobs page there is a posting for… Continue Reading

Rocketship gets an approval in Milwaukee; national expansion underway

The Milwaukee Plan Commission recently approved Rocketship Education‘s application to renovate and expand a building on Milwaukee’s south side into an elementary school to open in 2013. “Milwaukee Rocketship charter school gains first approval”, Sean Ryan, Milwaukee Business Journal, July 9, 2012.… Continue Reading