Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of public basic charter schools targeting low-income students in the locality who would otherwise be limited to quality education. The administrators believe in management by engaging the stake holders. They work through empowering the teachers, engaging parents and inspiring the learners to achieve the desired results. They that is one of the easiest ways of eliminating the achievement gap by working together in unison.
Rocketship is one place where the parents play an important role when it comes to making decisions on who will teach their children in the next season. They believe in excellent teachers and leaders, personalized learning for the students and engaging parents in decision making. At Rocketship education, the parents sit in the panel that is interviewing teachers and help in choosing who is to be hired for many months before the time for classes begin. Rocketship runs thirteen charter schools in the US.
When interviewed by the education week news, Preston Smith, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the Charter schools said that parent participation had been the foundation of the strong chain. The chain started in San Jose California in 2007. Currently, the Rocketship has gained influence in the Nation because of the personalized and well-blended style of learning. It has also made sure that parental involvement is at the center of their operation.
While it is not a common occurrence to have parents participate in such immense involvement in the school decision making, the idea has been tried earlier in the 1990s by United School District of Los Angeles.
Parents have expressed their satisfaction in the school administration. They say it is lovely things for parents to get to know who will be handling their children come the school times. In other institutions parents just drop their children to people they have never met before. Both the parents and the school administration believe that the strides they have meant towards the growth of the charter schools are because of this wise decision that the administration made. The relationship between the parents, the teachers and the learners has revolutionized the way learning is taking place in the schools.