John Danner is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rocketship Education
Rocketship Education was founded in 2006 with aspirations to become a national network to eliminate the achievement gap in low-income neighborhoods. Its first school opened in San Jose, California, and it now operates seven schools in the Golden State.
In February 2012, Rocketship announced Milwaukee, WI, as its first expansion region outside of California; the first Wisconsin school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. The company says it's developing the next set of expansion cities and aspires to ultimately open regional clusters in 50 cities, effectively changing the lives of over 1 million students.
This interview was conducted at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools conference, June, 2012.