Rocketship Education Looks to Gain Balanced Evaluation

Charter schools have been both admired and defended by a number of educators and parents over the last several years. These charter schools have been able to provide a quality education to students with disadvantaged backgrounds. One of these charter schools is Rocketship Education. A number of sources in the education sector have provided a lot of insight into the charter school network and how it operates. This insight is new and important because it reveals things that were never previously reported.

While Rocketship Education does not have a large multi story building, it makes up for it in quality of education, a competent faculty and its ability to provide valuable outreach to students who are unable to get an education anywhere else. However, Rocketship Educaiton is not without critics. The school network has been given an unfair and unbalanced assessment by the NPR. According to the NPR, Rocketship Education engages in a number of practices that are counterproductive among educational institutions. The NPR reported that the school has rigid discipline policies, rituals and very long hours for faculty and administrators. However, Rocketship Education has looked to prove this report to be false. Follow this link to see this unbalanced assessment

In an effort to prove that it is a legitimate and reputable educational institution, Rocketship Education has stated that the negative aspects of its school are common at other charter schools as well. Therefore, this charter school is not any different than others of its kind. By being able to prove that it has policies that are similar to other charter schools, Rocketship Education has been able to discredit the negative reports made by the NPR. With the reports being discredited, Rocketship Education has been able to convince members of the community that it is a trustworthy network of schools.

One of the ways in which Rocketship Education has been able to establish itself as a reputable educational institution is by making itself among the most technologically innovative and parent friendly schools in the nation. During the past few years, the charter school network has been able to introduce technology that is comparable to what public and private schools offer to students. As well as being technologically advanced, Rocketship has also gained the respect and praise from parents. Many parents of the charter schools’ students have expressed their satisfaction with the quality of education that the school has provided to their children. These two aspects of the charter school have proven that it is among the top educational institutions in the nation.

IC Systems and their quest for excellence, has effects that ECHO throughout the community.

For three generations, IC Systems has operated with an emphasis on not only honest conduct; they have also been built with the drive to be innovative. The St. Paul based collections company, however, has a more powerful guiding principle that complements the other two. That principle is a belief in contributing to their local and national community.

Examples of their innovative spirit start with being the first collections company to use computers. The goal to be cutting edge remains today through keeping the company complying with the latest regulations, while using the most current collection technology. Because of the desire to remain on the cutting edge in the accounts receivable business, IC Systems boasts the honor of having one of the most secure systems in their industry.

IC Systems has five core values that govern every decision and interaction while doing business with customers, and also in the main office; People, Integrity, Performance, Pride, and Innovation. By themselves, these are just pretty words, but when connected to a culture of taking care of customers, their fellow employees and the community, they are given a deeper meaning. We reward the exemplification of these values in our employees by allowing them to nominate each other for Core Value Awards.

IC Systems also desires to make a large difference in their community, through their in-house charity known as ECHO, or the Employee Charitable Help Organization. Since 1981, ECHO has allowed employees dedicated to helping the community to aid in the allocation and distribution of charitable donations. ECHO plans monthly charity drives, while also paying close attention to any employees who may be facing debilitating personal situations and need assistance (

IC Systems is licensed and/or bonded in all 50 states and territories with such requirements. This allows IC Systems to collect payments from consumers who may have debt that they accumulated in one area but now live hundreds of miles away. A lot of debt agencies aren’t licensed in every state, so some states are off-limits to them. This is not a problem for IC Systems.