How Rocketship Education Approaches Classroom Management And Technology

Rocketship Education is a network of charter schools that offers a K-5 education. Most of their students come from low-income families and they are usually learning English as a second language. Despite these challenges, the students score very well on tests and are on the path to attending college. The first charter school was established in 2006 in San Jose, California. They now operate schools in California, Milwaukee, Nashville, and the nation’s capital.

Rocketship Education was profiled by one of NPR’s bloggers, Anya Kamenetz. While the profile was rough around the edges it did manage to raise a few important questions in regards to how schools are modeled and how to engage in new ways of teaching and learning. One thing about schools is that they are deeply personal to students, their parents, and the educators. Nobody wants to settle for “good enough”. Educators hold a lot of responsibility to teach children and just about every one of them takes this role very seriously.

Many schools nowadays are trying to find a balance between how classrooms are managed and what role technology plays in them. Rocketship Education finds itself in this same boat and struggles at coming up with the right answers. In regards to classroom management, they take an approach where bathroom breaks are scheduled and there are periodic “silent times” during the day. Every classroom has rules or else things would quickly devolve into total chaos.

Like most charter schools Rocketship Education has high expectations of their students. They want children to focus on achievement during the school day. The goal is to not make the classroom too militant when it comes to managing them while at the same time establishing order so that students can learn. Even the last US Secretary of Education said that classroom management was a topic he struggled with while working as a teacher.

The use of technology is another hard issue to resolve in classrooms. Students need to become comfortable with it but it shouldn’t take over the classroom. At Rocketship Education they use a blend of students learning on their computers while also partaking in traditional teaching with the teacher at the front of the class.

Felipe Mntoro Jens Details The Need For More Private Public Partnerships

The development of a range of private-public partnerships in the nation of Brazil is seen as a major area of development for the future of the nation. Over the course of the last few years, a range of PPPs has been instigated valued at around $360 billion in total over the last decade as the development of the infrastructure of Brazil becomes a priority for federal and state level government agencies across the nation.

The meeting of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank has been seen as a watershed moment for the infrastructure development expert Felipe Montoro Jens. At the meeting in Argentina, the governors of the bank defended the rising number of PPPs taking place across Brazil which has often been attacked for a lack of private funding. Over the course of the last few years, the need to develop the infrastructure of the nation has attracted huge amounts of foreign investment with Brazil already classed as the top Spanish investment option in terms of PPPs. Read more about Montoro Jens at

One of the most impressive areas of development for Felipe Montoro Jens has been the addition of various other areas of interest during the establishment of PPPs. Among the areas improved over the last few years have been those of gender equality and conservationism. As a consistent supporter of the use of public-private partnerships, Felipe Montoro Jens has spent much of his career advocating for the better use of PPPs and feels the way Brazil has been working is one of the most impressive in the region. Continuing the success of the recent PPPs has become the major goal of financial experts, such as Felipe Montoro Jens who believes the growing trend for these partnerships will only increase in the coming years. If these partnerships are to increase the current trend for international partnerships will also be extended.

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