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.)
- 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