How Rocketship Education Teaches Students From Low-Income Households

The very first Rocketship Education school was opened a decade ago. It was located in a San Jose, California church where children from around the area were taught in a new way. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Preston Smith, has said that in the intervening years they have learned a number of lessons about running a charter school.

One of the things that Rocketship Education is known for is personalized learning. One of the ways they accomplish this teaching style is by visiting each student’s home once a year. They have found that by having a teacher at the student’s home rather than having a parent come to the classroom makes for a stronger relationship. In this way each student can be taught in the way that works best for them.

Another lesson he says they have learned is to honor and respect the power held by parents. They help parents develop their ability to hold political leaders responsible for their actions and have better, more accountable public schools. Rocketship Education teaches children up through 5th grade only so they want the public school systems to provide a high-quality experience beyond that grade. Not only for the benefit of children that had attended Rocketship Education but for all children.

Supporting Rocketship’s cause, former tennis champion Andre Agassi was on hand to open their school in the Woodland Terrace area of Washington D.C. He was honored to cut the ceremonial ribbon that launched the opening of the Rocketship Rise Academy located there. He said that public education is floundering in the United States and that charter schools offer a better path. This is especially true in areas that are low income as the schools don’t have the tax base to operate in a way that provides a nurturing and highly educational environment.

One of the main issues in San Jose that Rocketship Education addresses is the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor. In San Jose the rich and poor have segregated and the middle-class has increasingly disappeared. The poor areas have poor public schools which is why Rocketship Education is increasingly important in educating children that are from low-income households.

E-governe Vehiculos makes fleet management easy

E-governe is Brazil’s number one e-governance solution. Scaling easily from the township level all the way up to administration of major federal programs, e-governe is taking Brazil’s governance into the 21st century.

 

Since its first implementations in Brazilian government, e-governe has helped thousands of municipalities and villages go from a paper-based model of government administration to a highly efficient, nearly paperless system, freeing up crucial manpower and fiscal resources to levels previously not possible.

 

In Rio De Janeiro State alone, e-governe has saved local municipal governments billions of dollars in resources that would have otherwise been wasted on menial tasks, such as filing paperwork and reviewing standard clerical forms.

 

Today, e-governe is a fully-integrated e-governe solution that not only dramatically increases efficiency while radically cutting costs, it also prevents serious errors and helps fight corruption. The latter is achieved by creating an ultra-high level of accountability and deploying state-of-the-art monitoring systems, relying on artificial intelligence, to detect strange or suspicious transactions and alert the relevant administrators.

 

This gives governments real power to stave off local corruption at every level. It also gives renewed confidence in government to the people to whom it answers. Through automated processes, e-governe creates seamless interactions with the governmnet’s constituents and allows for the dispensation of government services in a more efficient and fluid way than ever before.

 

One of the areas in which e-governe is radically altering the ways in which governments carry out their duties is in the realm of fleet management. E-governe Vehiculos is e-governe’s fleet management system. It is fully scalable, from local governmnets with just a few vehicles all the way up to major national agencies overseeing tens of thousands of cars, trucks and aircraft. E-governe puts the most powerful fleet management tools available today into the hands of administrators, creating vast savings and dramatic gains in efficiency.

 

But e-governe Vehiculos goes far beyond just tracking and accounting for vehicles, fuel and miles driven. The software features a suite of cutting-edge analytics, with powerful artificial-intelligence-based algorithms that can help, for example, a police dispatcher decide exactly how many units to deploy on a given shift, based on the likelihood of criminal activity and emergency calls during that period.

 

E-governe also creates a high level of accountability, allowing managers to see exactly how vehicles are being used and allowing higher supervisors to see how efficiently fleets are being managed. Such high levels of accountability create value for the taxpayers and instill confidence in a government that is making every effort to dutifully carry out its mission. And all aspects of e-governe’s systems are able to be condensed into easy-to-understand reports, which can be printed or displayed in multiple formats, making it easy to present clear summaries of departmental activity to stakeholders and managers.

 

Through systems like these, e-govern is removing the haphazard guesswork from governance, replacing it with a systematic approach that eliminates choke points and creates high-functioning and robust models of government. E-governe is making Brazil a model of good governance for all of Latin America.