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Private school chain BASIS plants flag in Silicon Valley with San Jose purchase - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Private school chain BASIS plants flag in Silicon Valley with San Jose purchase  - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Basis School | Scoop.it
The company behind some of the country's highest ranked public charter schools is making its first move into private schools — and it's starting with...
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BASIS Charter's education model: Success by Attrition - Blog For Arizona

BASIS Charter's education model: Success by Attrition - Blog For Arizona | Basis School | Scoop.it
by David Safier At the original campus of BASIS charter school in Tucson, the class of 2012 had 97 students when they were 6th graders. By the time those students were seniors, their numbers had dwindled to 33, a drop...
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Interesting comments to rebut the drop out "problem." Anyway, I am not too concerned about this, especially for the private versions of BASIS.

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Conservatives on BASIS charter schools: "Print the legend" - Blog For Arizona

Conservatives on BASIS charter schools: "Print the legend" - Blog For Arizona | Basis School | Scoop.it
by David Safier Arizona is the Wild West of Charter Schools, so it's fitting that a line from a John Ford western so neatly sums up the way Arizona's BASIS charter schools are praised by the conservative "education reform" crowd...
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I am not sure what the source of the "two-thirds withdraw" comment is. Also what is the average drop out rate for other schools in AZ or in the whole country?

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College graduation rates for Arizona high schools

Arizona high schools and the number and percentage of students who later graduated from college
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Hmm. Why does BASIS have a low college completion rate? Still better than most other AZ schools, but still low.

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Charter group takes on private education | Hechinger Report

Charter group takes on private education | Hechinger Report | Basis School | Scoop.it
Informing the Public about Education through Quality Journalism
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This article lays it out about BASIS. Only question is whether or not class sizes are going to be 20-25 students? 

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The 50 Best Private Day Schools in the United States | The Best Schools

The 50 Best Private Day Schools in the United States | The Best Schools | Basis School | Scoop.it
Private day schools are popular options for families seeking a high-quality education. Students receive a world-class education while maintaining their residence with their families. A …
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Can't find a combined ranking list of private and public schools...would be good to see how BASIS compares with some of these private schools.

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Deconstructing The Legend of BASIS Charter Schools

Deconstructing The Legend of BASIS Charter Schools | Basis School | Scoop.it
David Safier is a great blogger in Arizona who has his hands full trying to keep up with the myth-making of the charter industry in his state. In this column, he dissects the legend of the BASIS ch...
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Read the comments -- more interesting than Diane's blog post..

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High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools : Education Next

High Scores at BASIS Charter Schools : Education Next | Basis School | Scoop.it
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I don't know if I would want my kids graduating a year early, but don't see the harm in having them be academically prepared.

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