Educator and author Larry Cuban takes a close look at Rocketship schools in a three-part series, and concludes that the Rocketship model of blended learning may well work for a specific niche — low-income, urban communities — but wonders how those students will fare through high school and beyond.

The answer is maybe. But not for all schools. Like KIPP, Aspire, YES Prep Schools, Uncommon Schools and other charters including regular schools that have aimed at enrolling low-income minority children and youth-the bottom tier of the U.S.’s three tiered system of schooling (see post)-hybrids like Rocketship are the latest generation of the “effective schools” movement that began in the late 1970s.

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