Rocketship Education’s Schooling Is Superb – Why Hate?

Anya Kamenetz, a writer for National Public Radio – or NPR, as it’s more often called – penned a wide-open critique of the Rocketship Education line of schools in June 2016. Although the piece is now two years old, parents, family members, and the constituents of communities that are nearby schools including Rocketship Education have continually seen bad rep across the front page of Google – Kamenetz’s article often takes one of the top spots on the world-popular search engine for searches of “Rocketship Education,” “RSED,” “Rocketeers,” and other terms and phrases related to the school.

Criticizing schools or other organizations that are necessary for maintaining and evolving modern society is objectively great

Some people get paid to write about particular, specific things like the United States’ Deep South region’s higher education institutions’ biology programs, charter schools like Rocketship Education, or cover high school sports for a nearby district. While others aren’t paid writers’ salaries or wages for writing about such specific topics, the fact that people are able to objectively review public systems like schools is nothing but positive in terms of boosting transparency in hopes of maintaining high-quality schools.

However, NPR’s largely-incorrect article on Rocketship Education isn’t great for anything – well, maybe Rocketship’s many competitors or people inherently interested in reading misleading or downright fake news.

EdSurge, a digital education-related publication had some strong sentiments for NPR and Anya Kamentez

It’s safe to assume that at least 99 percent of schools across the United States have structured daily schedules to send students to things like lunch, recess, and between-class intermissions. EdSurge supported – and still does support – Rocketship Education’s strict time-management strategies.

Part of Rocketeers’ days involves so-called, self-explanatory “silent time,” something Anya didn’t agree with.

Tech use was also supported by EdSurge

Overusing anything can have negative consequences, though modern electronic device overuse can lead to serious problems. Anya, an author of a digital hygiene book for adults to help parent children’s tech use, didn’t support Rocketship allotting 80 minutes per day for personalized education sessions using tablets and computers.

80 minutes is very modest, especially considering students swap stations five times per 80-minute stretch.

Success Tips with Louis Chenevert

Why do some people do so well in the business world while others fail? This is probably one of the most researched questions. There are no steps that one can follow to be sure they land safely in the land of prominence. Success is a process, not something that is built as a result of intensity; it is the consistency that matters. Here are some things that we can learn from the prestigious Louis Chenevert:

Patience

Patience is the ability to wait for something to happen while working towards it. It means not giving up when things get tough or take longer than expected.

The success of Louis Chenevert was celebrated after he made a breakthrough at the United Technologies Corporation. It is worthwhile to note that he had been in the industry for more than two decades before this moment. It is what he did for all those years before joining UTC that led to his success in the firm.

Focus

Louis Chenevert says that one thing that led to his success is his relentless focus. He says that you have to be aware of what you are reaching for, and then focus on getting it.

In all the companies that Chenevert worked for, his focus was on improving the welfare of the firm. Focusing on the efficiency of the production led to his promotions in all the firms he worked for in the state.

Good Leadership

Leadership is very vital in the entrepreneurship process. Although you have great ideas, it is not possible to accomplish everything by yourself. This is why you have to be careful with who you chose to work with, and their ability in handling tasks.

When Louis joined UTC, the nation was experiencing a financial crisis. While other firms conducted layoffs, Louis moved the engineers who were in empty sites to other sites that needed their services.

The welfare of the Community

When Louis Chenevert realized that the levels of global warming were rising, he reduced the consumption of water and the emission of greenhouse gasses. As a result, the products of UTC were accepted in multiple nations. He advised other companies to do the same.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-08/goldman-sachs-hires-former-united-technologies-ceo-chenevert

In the world of EDM, The Chainsmokers are undoubtedly one of the top dogs. Theirs is a unique combination of pop, synth, dance and all around strangeness (in a good way, of course!) The duo, consisting of Alex Pall and Anddrew Taggart, has a list of awards and accolades so long that it would be tiresome to the reader were I to name them all. But, some of the more notable awards include a Grammy Award for best dance recording and several American Music Awards.

 

On April 19, they released a new single called “Somebody”, which has been very well received. So well received, in fact, that they have decided to make a “behind the scenes” video to show the process of making this latest single. Billboard was given a sneak peek at the work that has thus far been completed, but for now the rest of us will have to make do with a short video posted on April 24 that can only be called a teaser trailer.

As such, it does a good job of showing you the project without giving away too much. It begins with Andrew Taggart casually monkeying around with what looks to be a very nice keyboard. The tune is dark and somber, with a sound effect that I would describe as a deep-bass buzz. Then it cuts to some footage of Alex Pall playing a much more cheerful tune on a traditional piano. Then, the scene cuts again to some footage of Taggart happily playing with his phone before turning toward a table full of musical equipment and commencing what looks like some creative editing. We can definitely tell that he enjoys his work….but there’s still a lot left to the imagination. One little fun fact about this song: a part of the vocals was actually taken from another song. This is why the pitch was changed.

 

Since entering the music scene in 2012 and making their first big performance a couple years later, this band has been on the rise for some time. There is little doubt that they will continue that rise for a long time to come.

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8280568/the-chainsmokers-everybody-hates-me-video

Due To His Research And Dedication To Teaching, Michael Lacey Is One Of The Most Respected Figures In The Field Of Mathematics Today

Michael Lacey is a mathematician who holds a very high standing among his colleagues and peers. He has actively contributed to the study and theory of mathematics over his distinguished career. As a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) he has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted mentors in the mathematics department. This reputation as a valuable mentor extends past his students as Michael Lacey is well known as a mentor to assistant professors, many of whom owe him a debt of thanks for helping to set them on a track of success in their careers.

 

Michael Lacey earned his PhD in mathematics from Illinois in 1987. During his time at the university, he studied under the guidance of renowned mathematician Walter Philipp. Michael did his doctoral thesis on the topic of Banach Spaces. In the subsequent years since earning his PhD, Michael Lacey has worked in areas of mathematics ranging from ergodic theory and probability but he is most known for his groundbreaking research in the field of harmonic analysis.

 

Michael Lacey has held several important faculty positions at major universities on his road to his current position at Georgia Tech. After completing his PhD, he went on to serve on the faculty at Louisiana State and North Carolina before taking a position at Indiana which he held from 1989 to 1996. He then took up his current role at Georgia Tech, where he has served as a distinguished member of the mathematics faculty since 1996.

 

Michael Lacey has been a prolific publisher of works in the field of mathematics over the years and has also been a part of several prominent collaborations with other highly regarded mathematicians Most notably, in 1996 he worked alongside esteemed mathematician Christoph Thiele and the pair came up with the solution for Alberto Calderon’s Hilbert Transform conjecture. For this outstanding work, the two were awarded the prestigious Salem Prize. 2004 saw Michael Lacey win the Guggenheim Fellowship along with fellow mathematician Xiaochun Li for their collaborative efforts.

 

Michael is also known to his students as a professor who truly enjoys guiding them to success in the field of mathematics. This love translates to helping his fellow mathematics colleagues as well. For is work in this area he received the 2012 Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award for his diligent efforts in mentoring assistant professors at the institution.

 

With all of these accomplishments to his name, it is easy to see why Michael Lacey is one of the most respected figures in the world of mathematics today.