Is a Charter School Chain Called Rocketship Ready to Soar Across America?
Inside a prefabricated beige building hard by the freight tracks, John Danner thinks he has solved one of the nation's most vexing problems. This is Rocketship Discovery Prep, one of five charter elementary schools founded by Danner that are bridging the achievement gapthe staggering difference in academic performance between poor and privileged children. Danner wants to take his model and expand it into the nation's largest chain of charter schools, reaching 50 cities by 2020.
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