Rocketship Education Center Opens a Second Charter School Despite Criticism

For a bright students coming from the poor neighborhoods of DC and San Jose, the chance of attaining a college degree is always slim. However, non-profit charter school network known as Rocketship is changing the narrative. With a second school opened in Washington DC, the future is definitely getting brighter for destitute but deserving students.

When Rocketship opened their first school in 2007, the reception was somehow mixed. The media applauded the school for using a unique concept to learning. Rocketship introduced traditional learning coupled with computer aided instructions. It is a teaching formula that worked and helped keep administrative costs low.

However, critiques were against this form of teaching and labeled it unconventional. Even so, Rocketship continue surging forward and today considered one of the best charter schools for needy students. Rocketship now has a second school in southern Washington and is already enrolling new students.

The DC elementary school sits on 54,000 square feet of land and is two storied. Currently, the school has classes from kindergarten to second grade with the hopes of expanding in future. In addition, the school boasts of an indoor gymnasium, nursing center, and a computer lab. The school also built a resource center where parents can sit and use the internet while waiting for their kids or while attending school functions.

Rocketship is also the first school to involve the community in running administrative tasks. Before opening the DC school, parents were called upon to help in the process of vetting new teachers. This gave parents a chance to build rapport with the new teachers and have an assurance that they are putting their kids in the best professional hands.

The directors at Rocketship Center confirm that they have a big dream of transforming the low-income neighborhoods of DC and California. One way to do it is by introducing centers of learning that partner with the community to better the lives of elementary students. Rocketship has already put several students through college and also prepared many brilliant minds for life after college.

Even with the high criticism Rocketship receives, it is evident that the charter school has achieved far more than it imagined. Besides introducing a unique learning system, Rocketship now has a second charter school that will produce more success stories in DC.

Dr. Mark Mckenna Creates OVME

Dr. Mark McKenna is a licensed doctor in surgery and medicine in both the state of Georgia and the state of Florida. Mark McKenna is from New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University Medical School to become a doctor. When Hurricane Katrina happened in 2005 Mark McKenna unfortunately lost every business venture that he was involved in. Being the community servant that he is Dr. Mark McKenna helped rebuild the city of New Orleans after the Hurricane hit. He was able to build a low-moderate income housing unit for those who lost their homes during the hit of Hurricane Katrina. Two years after the hurricane hit Mark McKenna decided that it would be a better business idea for him to move to Atlanta, GA. Shortly after moving he opened his own practice called ShapeMed. ShapeMedoffers services such as Botox, laser hair removal treatments, and many other cosmetic type surgeries’. People who have inspired Dr. McKenna are Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, and Elon Musk.

Aside from being an entrepreneur and doctor McKenna is a proud husband and father. He has a daughter that he eats breakfast with every morning before going to work. He also has a four-year-old Pomeranian dog. McKenna’s daughters name is Milana Elle and his dogs name are Ryder. Entrepreneurs are known for being some of the most successful people in the world because they can become successful mostly on their own and overcome all the hard things in life.

Dr. Mark McKenna believes that he is more productive as an entrepreneur due to the fact that he reads books frequently and is really interested in reading. From a young age the only jobs that Dr. Mark McKenna has ever had were being his own boss. He is also the CEO/Founder of OVME. OVME is medical aesthetics company that was created by Dr. Mark McKenna after he got the idea from working in the medical industry. For those who are looking into becoming a doctor or an entrepreneur McKenna is a good example/ role model for them on how to succeed in life by doing what you love.

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Igor Cornelsen: How Banks Survive Hard Economic Times

The Brazilian banking industry has displayed dynamics that have puzzled players in the banking industry. Most of the time, the performance of financial institutions is influenced by the state of the economy. Learn more about Igor Cornelson: https://about.me/igorcornelsen1

This, however, was different in the last months of 2014 when Brazilian economy was experiencing numerous hurdles. Instead of a decline in performance, the country’s major private banks saw an increase in profits and shares.

One of the country’s renowned investment experts and giants in the banking industry, Igor Cornelsen, gave an extensive explanation of the phenomenon.

The banker indicated that Brazilian banks survived this storm due to their experience with such economic conditions as well as their knowledge of the market. Read more: Igor Cornelsen Identifies 5 Ways Businesses Can Organize To Be More Successful and Adicione uma descrição a este tópico

 

He further noted that Brazilian banks are keen on providing loans to creditworthy clients with a fair credit rating. Due to this, borrowers who do not qualify for these investments end up considering cash-based spending.

This condition may adversely impact development and the Brazilian macro-economy, but is fruitful to the lenders as the avoid losses due to defaulters.

He also highlighted that the partnership between the country and China also contributed to this success. For a long time, the giant economy has been a key trading partner.

The partnership has ensured good prices for Brazilian raw materials and products as well as high-quality imports at reasonably lower prices. Being the largest economy in South America and the eighth largest in the world, the country’s economy significantly benefits from such support.

Igor Cornelsen is a well-known financial investor who possesses an in-depth knowledge of different forms of investment. He earned the skills and know-how during his experience as a financial advisor and banker.

Before his retirement in 2010, the investment advisor had held executive positions in the country’s banking industry. Currently, Cornelsen lives in Florida and focuses on running Bainbridge Investment Inc., where he is also the proprietor.

Freedom Debt Relief Reviews: I Don’t Owe Anyone Anything and It is the Greatest Feeling

The process of falling deep into debt can be a gradual one. In the Freedom Debt Relief Reviews, Kayvon P., in a testimonial titled “I Don’t Owe Anyone Anything and It is the Greatest Feeling” chronicles his journey into debt, his denial of the fact that he was in debt and his acceptance of his situation and recovery with the help of Freedom Debt Relief. Kayvon says that falling into debt was a process that took years. “It’s not something that happens overnight, it sort of accumulates over time”. Kayvon describes how he fell prey to advertising and purchased many products through his credit with the plan to pay for them in the future. What made Kayvon’s situation worse was that he opted to make the minimum amounts of payments.

As a result, his level of bills accumulated until it reached a level where he realized that he could not sustain the payments with his income. “There comes a point that you got so many payments that you are making that you just don’t have enough money that you’re making to spread out for everything”. It at this point that Kayvon realized that he was in a debt crisis.

In the Freedom Debt Relief Reviews, Kayvon describes how he fell into denial about his situation. He did not believe the situation when he realized that he was going to get bad credit. He considered many options including filing for bankruptcy but he realized that it would affect his records. “You just want to close your eyes and hope that all your problems go away”. The situation was very dire for Kayvon and he had no solution for his circumstances until decided to approach Freedom Debt Relief.

Kevin describes how he filled out the form and received a response from the company within minutes. When the company representative explained the program that he would go through Kayvon started feeling relaxed. In the Freedom Debt Relief Reviews, kayvon describes how he underwent the program and learnt of the various options that were open to him that he did not know existed. Together with the company, he developed a payment plan that he used to settle the debts.

Eventually, he had settled all his debts and it was a great relief to him. “Once it was all paid off, it was like wow! I don’t owe anybody anything” he says in the Freedom Debt Relief Reviews. The greatest experience for Kayvon was viewing his progress as he viewed his level of debt declining and this motivated him to make even more payments. Kayvon highly recommends Freedom Debt Relief to anyone experiencing the same situation that had affected him and his wife.

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Logan Stout’s Way of Creating Change in the Society

Logan Stout is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of IDLife, a company which specializes in selling organic nutritional supplements. Besides performing his crucial role in IDLife, Logan Stout is also an acclaimed author and an exceptional leader. He invests his precious time in teaching budding and early stage entrepreneurs about how to manage businesses.

Propelled by his vision, Logan stout has collaborated with other authors and speakers such as John Maxwell in helping other people become better leaders. Logan Stout strongly believes people can achieve great levels of success if they pay attention to their health.

Logan Stout’s passion for baseball

Logan Stout is very passionate about baseball. His love for the game made him develop Dallas Patriots, an organization that has set pace as one of the largest which ever existed. Dallas Patriots helps young people to develop their skills to extraordinary levels. Logan Stout makes the trainings available to everyone, particularly those who require emotional support and motivation which they barely get at school or at home.

Logan Stout’s book

Logan Stout is a published author. He has written a book called “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People and Teams”. The book offers insightful ways, methods, practices and beliefs he cling on which brought him success and which he believes can work for many. In this book, Logan Stout emphasizes the importance of pursuing their goals, dreams and ambitions with ruthless focus. This book is part of the products he provides to help make people’s lives much better and fulfilling.

Logan Stout’s family

Logan Stout is devoted to his family whom he loves so much. He loves spending quality amount of time with his wife and sons. He gives the highest priority to his beautiful wife and brilliant children whenever he is faced with a difficult decision.

On his success in business

Logan Stout began his business as a result of his passion to offer other people encouragement. He earns a living from his company IDLife as well as from the sale of his book and the motivational speeches he gives all over the country. For more info about us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPqdr4WK-ig click here.

Contrary to how other people measure their success, Logan Stout doesn’t consider money as a measure of success. Success to him is when he makes a difference in other people’s lives. He believes it is only in making a difference in other people’s lives that money begins to flow.

ACLU Challenges Federal Government to Grant Jane Doe the Right to Access the Care She Needs

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in court once more. However, this time taking the legal battle to Washington D.C to fight in place of a young woman who is being obstructed from accessing abortion services in Texas by the federal officials.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has prevented, Jane Doe, a pregnant teen from accessing the necessary care she needs. ACLU took to the court earlier in the week to challenge the obstruction in the wake of yet another lawsuit against the ORR, having been previously challenged in a California court. The judge ruled that the federal government had no powers to bar the abortion, and ordered the case to be filed separately in another court.

Commenting on the case, Brigitte Amiri, Senior Staff Attorney with ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project said, “Federal officials have no mandate to prevent this young lady from getting the care she deserves.

We have filed a case in Washington, and we hope to put an end to this delay. She continued, “Jane Doe has portrayed bravery and persistence, yet the Trump administration intends to delay her abortion with the aim of forcing her to carry to term against her consent.” Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

Jane Doe is but an example of many immigrants suffering the hands of the federal government. The following are some instances of gross injustices experienced by many immigrants.

According to ACLU’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Scott Lloyd, ORR Director, coerced young [pregnant women to carry to term pregnancies against their will, instead of receiving abortion care, personally forcing them to seek health care in “crisis pregnancy centers with religious affiliations.

Furthermore, shelters caring for unaccompanied immigrant children are being ordered not to allow pregnant young women from obtaining a judicial bypass to abortions or granting them the right to an attorney. In one case, a young woman was rushed to the ER after consuming abortion pills to prevent her from aborting.

About Lacey and Larkin Fontera Foundation

Renowned media personalities, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, have dedicated the financial proceeds from the arrest of Sheriff Joe Arpaio to finance organizations in Arizona that fight for migrant rights.

The co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media were arrested on 18 October 2007 by the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. They were apprehended in the middle of the night and jailed, having exposed secret jury proceedings that sought reporters’ notes covering the tracks of the Sheriff.

The $ 3.75 million granted by the judge comes after the revelation of jury subpoenas that demanded the names of all individuals who read online stories by the New Times regarding the lawman.

Lacey and Larkin have dedicated their careers trying to defend their First Amendment Right, successfully filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff and emerged victorious for the ninth time in a row.

The Lacey and Larkin Foundation funds organizations in Arizona that advocate for civil, human and migrant rights and freedom, including freedom of speech and freedom to partake in civic activities within Arizona and along the “la linea fronteriza” – the U.S/ Mexico border.

End Citizens United And Powerful Reform

End Citizens United is a prominent political action committee (PAC) that supports a politician by the name of Doug Jones. Jones is a Democrat who wants to become part of the United States Senate. He used to work as a United States attorney and will be in the special election in Alabama on December 12th. Roy Moore is the name of his opponent. End Citizens United is an organization that does not approve of Moore. Tiffany Moore serves as the President of the group. She believes that Moore doesn’t belong in the United States Senate in any way, shape or form. She doesn’t think that his beliefs and thoughts are in line with the values of his nation or his state. She does believe, however, that Jones is someone the American people should back 100 percent.

End Citizens United is a group that has quite a few tangible and straightforward objectives. It works towards these things on a daily basis as well. End Citizens United wants to help bring pro-reform candidates into office. It wants to stress the influence of finance in the political realm. It wants to work in conjunction with ballot measure campaigns in order to approve state pro-reform laws. The organization even wants to employ grassroots memberships as a means of showing political strength.

Muller is more than just the President of End Citizens United. She’s also its hard-working Executive Director. Other notable people who make up the End Citizens United team are Executive Vice President Matt Burgess, Press Secretary Anne Feldman, Communications Director Adam Bozzi, Deputy Communications Director Bawadden Sayed and Deputy Finance Director Christine Fujiki.

End Citizens United has been in operations since March of 2015. The organization has accomplished a lot in a relatively short period of time. Grassroots donations fuel End Citizens United and enable it to do all of the things it does day in and day out. The top aim at End Citizens United, true to its name, is to stop Citizens United and all of its actions. It also is to make big changes to the campaign finance system and how it operates. End Citizens United gives its assistance to Democrats who are part of important races. It backs Democratic candidates who care about high-quality reform practices.

This organization has many dedicated followers all around the United States. It also has a rock-solid online base. End Citizens United is a group that makes social networking a focal point. The organization is active on social platforms such as Facebook. It has more than 300,000 “likes” on Facebook. It has close to 300,000 followers on the popular website as well. End Citizens United is gaining more and more traction with each passing day.

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Cancer Centers of America Join Team “Fight against Prostate Cancer”

The diagnostic statistics regarding prostate cancer are staggering. One in every seven men will face this disease during his lifetime and the number jumps to one in five for African-American males.

Early detection and treatment are crucial, especially for men with a family history of this condition and those of African-American descent. Both groups are advised to begin screening at age 40 and have regular checkups. However, many are uninformed and those who are aware of the risks sometimes delay in getting screened.

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, the National Football League Alumni Association and LabCorp are joining forces with Cancer Centers of America to provide free and discounted PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screenings beginning on September 1 and going through October 15. One of the first signs of being at risk of prostate cancer is elevated PSA levels. However, an elevated PSA level is not a cancer diagnosis, but it is an indicator that a thorough check-up by a medical professional is in order.

Through this program, 2,000 men over the age of 40 who fulfill the criteria will receive a free PSA screening at one of LabCorp’s 1,750 locations in the US and subsequently, others who qualify will receive a discounted screening for $25 through the end of the registration period. Those interested in signing up can visit Prostate Pep Talk to sign up through October 15.

An August 30 press conference in New Jersey will kick-off the initiative with speakers from the NFL, and members of Cancer Centers of America and LabCorp will also be present. Other related events will be held in cities around the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, and Tulsa.

Cancer Centers of America, with five locations throughout the US, specializes in treating adults undergoing cancer treatment. Their advanced multi-prong approach to cancer treatment includes genomic testing, surgery, and immunotherapy, among others.

Cancer Centers of America offers not just medical support, but also emotional support to cancer patients and their families and consistently rank in the top percentage of patient approval and satisfaction surveys. They offer supportive proven therapies to allow patients to maintain a quality of life and manage difficult side effects which continue post-treatment. They have “a passion to care.”

Larkin and Lacey Frontera Group is Changing Lives

Every day in the world, the basic rights of people who are vulnerable in the society are violated. There are several groups of people who cannot live a good life just because they have a different race, religion or any other factor.

Immigrants, for instance, are sometimes deported without getting a reliable court hearing just because they come from a different nation.

These individuals are mostly discriminated, and they are given some unlawful judgments. There are several groups, however, that are working hard to change the lives of these people.

Human rights groups are very important in the society. The organizations are established by powerful human activists who want to transform the society and make it the best place for everyone to live.

Most of the human rights institutions are non-profit making, and they receive most of their funding from well-wishers who share similar dreams. The groups mostly advocate for the rights of immigrants and any other vulnerable individual in the society.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is currently one of these important organizations in the United States. The institution was established several years ago, and it has done a lot to help other human rights groups in the US and other parts of the world. The institution has been powerful, and it has served as a voice to many people who have been judged unlawfully.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was started by two individuals who had gone through some injustices. Michael and Jim are two journalists who are based in the United States. Several years ago, Michael and Jim were arrested unlawfully and a Sheriff in Maricopa County.

Due to this arrest, the journalists were forced to stay in jail for some time, and they decided to sue the county. Fortunately, the duo won the case after more than ten years, and they were given some compensation. The judge found that the journalists were unlawfully arrested. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

After receiving the compensation, the journalists decided that they were not going to use the money for their gains. According to the duo, there were millions of people in the country who were experiencing difficulties in prisons just because they were being detained unlawfully.

The money gained was used to start the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund so that it could assist other human rights organizations in the United States.

Just recently, the DACA program was under a lot of pressure from powerful forces in the nation. The program focuses on helping the young immigrants who are looking for greener pastures in the US. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

When the young individuals arrive in the country, the DACA program ensures that they are given a driving license and a working permit. The work permit from the institution is renewed after every two years.

The Frontera Fund has done its best to make sure that the DACA program is not abolished. The founders of the institution say that the young people will suffer greatly at the end of the day. The fund has received support from many groups too.

Jason Hope: Internet In The Classroom

Do you remember when the internet was used basically for looking things up like definitions or maps? It has become much more useful in the past few years. It is now possible to do just about anything you can think of on the internet. Almost all electronic devices are now called “smart” devices. Most people would never leave their home without their smartphone or their smart wearable devices. It is not uncommon to see a group of people at an event all staring at their smartphones. Anyone can be a photographer or a videographer with today’s devices.

In a recent article on entrepreneur Jason Hope describes how schools and colleges are now using the internet and smart devices as a tool to give kids and young adults experiences they would otherwise not be able to have. He explains how wearable virtual reality goggles can allow students to walk through a rainforest or see a heart beating in someone’s chest. This brings new meaning to learning and training on specific subjects.

Jason Hope is an entrepreneur who received his degree in finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Jason Hope has a passion for technology and has devoted his life to helping others using new technology. He is also a philanthropist. In December of 2010, Jason Hope donated $500,000 to the SENS foundation. The SENS Foundation is devoted to helping with age-related diseases. For more information about the SENS foundation please visit https://angel.co/jason-hope.

Technology can also be useful in schools for the staff. There may be devices that could make life a little easier for them. They at be able to take role, help a teacher or professor who has many students to identify when a student needs a little bit of extra attention and help. We are already seeing smart dry erase boards equipped with all the bells and whistles. The internet will eventually have a hand in almost everything we do and will make life easier for everyone. From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, you will use some form of internet or smart device.

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