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Rocketship Education Reconsidered

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Washington Monthly recently published an article by Alexander Russo titled, “NPR’s Deeply Unbalanced Profile of Rocketship Charter Schools.” The article indicates that the coverage on Rocketship Charter Schools did not have a balanced viewpoint in the 3,800-word essay. The article in question was titled “High Test Scores—But at What Cost” by a blogger named Anya Kamenetz. The original piece discussed Rocketship Education as one of the popular school chains that use blended learning to encourage rapid knowledge acquisition.

However, the article in question states that Rocketship Education has practices that allow children to gain knowledge and skills quickly are difficult. It causes some parents and other community members to raise concern about the instruction model that focuses on technology instead of holistic student learning.

Russo reveals that the piece did not reveal that Rocketship Education uses a similar method as many other charter school networks. The tight discipline and ritualistic classroom are used in other networks like the Success Academy and KIPP which also have high test scores. Rocketship Education uses a technology-heavy learning model but Rocketship Education recognized it needed to change the technology model to expand properly.

The piece does not go into why the schools gained in popularity while providing too much weight to the critical anecdotes. In particular, Kamentz criticized the retesting and bathroom break policy. The staff turnover is also high compared to other schools in the area.

The piece also became controversial for considering Rocketship Education a company rather than a charter school, causing many to accuse the network of being a commercial venture. Rocketship Education is non-profits, they are not a for-profit company. Kamenetz also did not seem concerned that the piece had a slant as a takedown rather than as an unbiased piece of journalism.

Rocketship Education creates personalized learning for every student. The teachers tailor the learning experience, the content and the instruction to better help the children in their learning career. It also helps teachers continue to learn the latest in techniques and strategies by providing greater teacher development so each teacher might also reach his or her potential in the classroom.

Red more about Rocketship Education here https://www.linkedin.com/company/rocketship-public-schools

The Success of Eric Pulier

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Many people in the world has done great things in society, but unfortunately most of us never hear about them. Living in the “Digital Age” surely has it’s advantages, but with so much information available 24 hours a day, the really important things seem to get lost in the shuffle. One of the biggest success stories to date is that of Eric Pulier. This guy is brilliantly intelligent and has a remarkable resume to back up all claims. He’s done work in a number of fields such as education, technology, and healthcare. The guy seems to have his hands in just about any and everything. Did you that Eric Pulier is the founder of over 15 companies? These companies include Service Mesh Inc, US Interactive, FLY, (Akana) Software, Media Platform Inc, and XPRIZE.

Eric Pulier attended the prestigious Harvard University between 1984-1989 where he majored in American & English Literature. During this time he was constantly on the go and was the editor and column writer of The Harvard Crimson. Being involved in a number of projects was something he was good at, but to add the cherry on top, Eric Pulier also took classes at MIT. After Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1989 he et sail for California. Pulier touched down in Los Angles and in no time, he started to build this massive resume. Having such a natural big heart caused him to get involved in programs that benefited others. Pulier developed one of the first private social media networks for chronically ill children. Starbright World helped these kids connect and share their experiences all while making new friends.

Pulier is also the founding donor of he “Ace Foundation” as it was dedicated to humanity in-general by the reshaping of how certain software is developed. This organization is non-profit which includes the distribution of clean water, micro-transaction systems, and management. This only scratches the surface of what this man has done and achieved. Mr. Eric Pulier is truly a gifted man who provides his services for the better of man-kind.

For more information please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Pulier