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

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting launches a new generation of college graduates

On Friday morning, the crowd cheered when IDEA Public Schools founder and CEO Tom Torkelson cut the ribbon at IDEA South Flores, the newest campus in the charter school network.  He was joined on stage by students in uniforms, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie… Continue Reading

IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013 with David Robinson, Mayor Julian Castro, and Tom Torkelson

IDEA Public Schools has announced the schedule for the September 27, 2013 ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores. 9:00 a.m. Welcome from IDEA South Flores students, IDEA South Flores Academy Principal Angie Arismendi, and IDEA South Flores College Prep Principal Constantine… Continue Reading

Save the date for IDEA South Flores ribbon cutting on September 27, 2013

Save the date! The official ribbon cutting ceremony for IDEA South Flores, featuring Mayor Julian Castro and IDEA founder Tom Torkelson, will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013. RSVP to rebeca.clay-flores@ideapublicschools.org. The campus is located at 6919 South Flores… Continue Reading

Gallery: Sneak peek at the new IDEA South Flores campus

Classes start Wednesday, August 21 for grades K, 1, 2, and 6 at IDEA South Flores, the new charter school campus at 6919 South Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78221 (map). And tonight, Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is Meet… Continue Reading

Rocketship Education video: rethinking elementary

[vimeo 61889636 w=500 h=281] Rethinking Elementary School from the Ground Up from Rocketship Education on Vimeo. Rocketship Education, a Choose to Succeed partner CMO, is applying for a Texas charter this year. The Rocketship “new schools” team played this video at at… Continue Reading

A closer look at the KIPP middle school study showing big achievement gains

Last week, I wrote about a study that looked at dozens of KIPP middle schools and found the students were packing in months of extra learning each year. Earlier post; “New Report Finds KIPP Middle Schools Produce Significant Achievement Gains”, Mathematica… Continue Reading

Study: 3 to 4 years of KIPP equals 8 to 14 extra months of learning

Researchers found that after three to four years in a KIPP school, students’ academic growth equaled an extra eight to 14 months of learning, depending on the subject area. This was despite the fact that students tend to enter KIPP… 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