Here are some excellent stories covering BASIS Curriculum Schools which you may have missed:
Arizona Chamber Foundation Launches News Website with Article About BASIS Curriculum Schools
The Arizona Chamber Foundation has recently launched a brand new “news network” which covers business, consumer, and general news across the state of Arizona.
The “CBN” news team chose BASIS Curriculum Schools as the subject of one of the new news website’s first feature stories, which you can read right here. It’s actually a delightful piece – one of the best we’ve seen that describes the BASIS Curriculum’s primary school program. Please check it out!
We might add, in case you didn’t know, that the Arizona Chamber Foundation is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) educational and research foundation. It is essentially the policy arm of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Arizona Chamber Foundation, which was established in 2009 (35 years after the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded), produces research studies and analysis about various public policy areas, including education. Its new news site can be found right here; we suggest signing up for its breaking news or daily news roundup newsletters, which are fantastic!
BASIS Prescott Produces Smart Shoppers
BASIS Prescott 4th grade mathematics teacher Brian Mazon enlisted his students to do some keen, useful, and intriguing math application… in the grocery store!
Put another way, the 4th graders undertook some outside-the-box market research, about which the Prescott Daily Courier had a very nice profile. The piece focusing solely on Mr. Mazon and his class of practical math whizzes can be found right here.
One of the benefits of our academic program and the BASIS Curriculum is that, across all of the schools in the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, teachers and administrators know what they’re supposed to teach. However, it is up to the teacher as to specifically how to teach it. That’s why our network values our teachers so much: they are bright and passionate about their subject, and supremely creative in determining how exactly to teach their material, as Mr. Mazon so wonderfully demonstrated here!
EdTech Magazine Assesses Our Network’s ‘Quantitative Firepower’
EdTech: Focus on K-12 is an online magazine which looks at the intersection of technology and education; issues which intersect in the publication in a manner which interests both IT leaders and educators.
You may have seen this piece linked in Vectors – but in case you did not, and because we believe it is worth reading, we’re presenting it to you once again.
The profile of our network’s use of data focuses on what we focus on, too: measuring curricular success and student performance in ways that help us shore up our program and support our students. Indeed, as parents know, our network’s foray into high-technology is mostly from outside of our classrooms, looking at what teachers and students are doing. Our use of technology helps them.
As BASIS.ed CEO Peter Bezanson is quoted as saying in the piece, “We have more IT, more analytics and more quantitative firepower than anyone else in the country.” And while that’s true, we love noting that, inside our classrooms, things are still rather traditional.
Here is the link to the Vectors piece — called “We Do Data” — which itself links to EdTech’s profile.
And here is a direct link to EdTech’s article about us.
One More Time: 20 Minutes with the Blocks
It’s rare to get a sit-down with Olga and Michael Block, our network’s high-energy, high-achieving (sound familiar?) co-founders. But earlier this spring, the Scottsdale Independent did just that. Lucky them; lucky us!
We trumpeted this lovely piece a bit when it was published, but here it is again, juuuuuust in case you didn’t click through the first time.
The BASIS Curriculum Schools network is grateful for our co-founders – and that gratitude will be celebrated in earnest this fall, as we talk a bit more about our 20th anniversary. This piece has a nice quick glimpse into the minds these two highly-respected, highly-accomplished educators. Click here to read it.
- BASIS Charter Schools Reach New Heights in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings While the 2020 rankings methodology still veers from schools with our network's 'college readiness' goal, nine of our campuses are still ranked in the nation's 99.6th percentile and 5 are in the top 25 STEM schools nationally! - April 23, 2020
- Making Education Better Via a Blockbuster New Partnership The Better Education Company, from the co-founders of BASIS Charter Schools, will help students nationwide - February 27, 2020
- New Ranking Methodology? Same A+ Result for BASIS Charter Schools in 2019 Rankings U.S. News & World Report veers from “College Readiness” as a prime factor and ranks six times the number of schools – but BASIS Charters still dominate - April 30, 2019
- Soon Serving Students in Nation Number Four - October 22, 2018
- ICYMI: Vital Links You May Have Missed Arizona Chamber Foundation Profiles BASIS; Prescott’s 4th Grade Researchers; BASIS Is Big Data; Our Co-Founders Open Up - June 7, 2018
- ‘A Lesson In Learning’ CBS News doesn't overbid as it profiles BASIS Independent Silicon Valley - June 2, 2018
- BREAKING NEWS: Break Out the Broom BASIS Curriculum Schools Sweep Top Five Spots in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Rankings - May 11, 2018
- Backing up BASIS Curriculum Schools Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane Appreciates the Network, and What It Does For Students - May 11, 2018
- BASIS Heads of School react to the Astounding U.S. News & World Report Rankings - May 11, 2018
- We Do Data EdTech Magazine Looks at Schools and Districts Using High Tech Info Gathering To Deliver for Students - April 13, 2018