We know it’s a busy time of year, what with Senior Projects and graduation prep and college decisions to be made by the older students in the BASIS Curriculum network, and end-of-year effort and energy and thoughts of summer for our preschool, kindergarten, primary, middle, and high school students!
On the macro-level, it’s also the time when we start to assess how we’re doing, and how to get even better. School rankings from U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post are a nice external testament to our program’s high achievement and consistent excellence. OECD-PISA results are about to be released, wherein we can match our program to the best in the world, and gauge how satisfied our students feel about the unparalleled education they receive. And on from there.
For what it’s worth – and we do think it worthy – some prominent education media folks have been buzzing a bit about the BASIS Curriculum network (even beyond the straight-news coverage of our unprecedented rankings).
- A website called The 74 – a non-partisan news site covering education in America – published a comprehensive story about the BASIS Curriculum network artfully stating that we have “blended together the world’s best education practices”…and become perhaps the nation’s most prominent network of schools. The lengthy piece is quite detailed about our students and the amazing work that they do – as well as the network’s foundation, philosophy, professionalization of teachers, and deep content mastery within the BASIS Curriculum. You can find The 74 piece right here. Of note: the name “The 74” refers to the nation’s 74 million children, and the site was co-founded by former NBC News and CNN anchor, and current education activist, Campbell Brown.
- Business Insider, the international news website based in New York City, has published a lovely piece about the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, using the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings as it’s launching point. You can find the Business Insider article by clicking here.
- The notable education journalist Jay Mathews wrote an amazing column about our network in The Washington Post. (See a separate Vectors piece introducing that article, here.)