Discovery Prep

From The Atlantic: Rocketship Discovery Prep is a boxy, two-story elementary school wedged between a building materials company and a storm-water spillway in a run-down Latino neighborhood off Highway 101 in San Jose, California. It’s one of seven schools run by Rocketship Education, a non-profit, Palo Alto-based charter school network founded by John Danner, a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, and Preston Smith, a Teacher for America veteran who previously opened his own successful San Jose elementary school. The Rocketship network now serves 3,700 San Jose students who are nearly all poor and who mostly don’t speak English.