Education professionals have long known that the time to begin training students is early in life. And, the true educators also realize that students often learn as much from each other as they do from the instructors. The final result is almost always positive when schools can put children of similar learning focus together in classrooms.
This is a potential that public school systems have traditionally had trouble accomplishing because so many students are not as driven to learn as others, especially when they have not been given a head start at home or in the local school system. The problem is that the students who begin behind usually continue to stay behind as they progress through the education system, including being prepared for secondary education and ultimate employment possibilities.
While some states such as Texas recognize this breakdown in preparing students for adulthood by providing additional training tool funding for Texas OnCourse, many other states and communities do not. This educational issue is critical in some communities, and now many parents have teamed with these professional educators to do something about it. One of those collaboration initiatives is Rocketship Education, which is now set to receive funding for all facilities at the elementary stage with a focus on digital education and science.
Founded by Preston Smith and John Danner in 2006, Rocketship Education began as one pilot school in San Jose, California. The San Jose facility still operates as the primary school within the chain that is also now operating in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. The charter school system utilizes three primary principles in training young minds to develop to their full potential, focusing on personalized learning, talent development, and most importantly, parent power.
This educational concept developed by Smith and Danner has not gone unnoticed nationally. The Washington, D.C. school is now partnered with Apple Tree Institute, giving the project an opportunity to let government officials see the results on a personal level. The Department of Education has already recognized the potential for these types of schools across the nation with assignment of public school status and advancing this excellent training program for what will become the workforce of tomorrow in the United States.
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