Rocketship Education a charter network in development in San Jose, is working hard to create the future. It’s an early hybrid–a blend of online and onsite learning. Kids spend about a fifth of their time learning basic skills online; this allows Rocketship to run a long day/year program and pay great teachers more than traditional schools. Rocketship spends less than half as much on facilities as local districts uses modular buildings on small campuses. These are just two examples of their obsession for performance and productivity.
Culture is a key part of the school model. Visit a classroom and you’ll see evidence of Core Values–Respect, Empathy, Responsibility, and Persistence–in action. The quality of instruction is top notch. There are for TFAers at each school.
A very talented management team is working hard to make this model scalable–even in California.