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A Look Inside Rocketship

A Look Inside Rocketship

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

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How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game

How to Keep Good Teachers in the Game

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Engaging, motivated teachers are at the heart of every successful school. For schools like Rocketship, where 75% of teachers come from Teach for America, which recruits mostly recent college grads to commit to two years, finding ways to train and keep them becomes that much more of a priority. What’s their strategy? First, they pay […]

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Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

Rocketship’s Culture: Respectful, Empathetic, and College-Bound

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ask little Peter Cournoyer, a second-grader at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, what empathy means, and he describes it this way: “It’s when you help someone if they need help or if they get hurt,” he says, (which he’s had to do a few times). Empathy is one of Rocketship’s four “core values,” in addition to respect, […]

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Hybrid Learning Comes to Life at Rocketship

Hybrid Learning Comes to Life at Rocketship

| May 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sintia Marquez in Rocketship’s Learning Lab, where she uses adapative technology that moves at her level. When it comes to a student’s education, expectation is everything. What parents and educators expect from each student, and what she expects from herself, has a tremendous effect on how a student fares in school. For Sintia Marquez, a […]

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How Can an Advanced Student Move Ahead in Public School?

How Can an Advanced Student Move Ahead in Public School?

| April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

With a combination of high-tech computer programs, high expectations from teachers, and sheer force of will, Sintia Marquez is propelling ahead.

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