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BASIS Ind. McLean Co-founder to Speak; BASIS.ed Ranks in Top 10 Schools in US News&World Reports
BASIS Ind. McLean Co-founder to Speak; BASIS.ed Ranks in Top 10 Schools in US News&World Reports

BASIS.ed’s co-founder Dr. Michael Block will speak at a free, public information session on Wed., May 24 at BASIS Independent McLean at 6:15 p.m., located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. to discuss U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School Rankings that has listed five of the 10 schools as BASIS.ed – at first, second, third, fifth and seventh place. The public is invited to hear Dr. Block talk about the notable school curriculum that led to BASIS.ed’s reputable U.S. rankings. Cocktail reception begins at 6:15 p.m. with the session to follow at 6:45 p.m. To register, go to http://basisindependent.com/may24 or call 703.854.1253.

The BASIS Independent McLean free session will also discuss how passionate subject-matter expert teachers support a successful high school curriculum. More information on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School Rankings, go to https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.

Dr. Block had an eminent career as an educator, professor and policymaker before opening the first BASIS.ed School in 1998. He earned a masters of arts and doctoral degree in economics from Stanford University and was a University of Arizona Professor of Economics and Law for more than 25 years, as well as Director of the University of Arizona’s Office of Economic Education. Dr. Block has also served as a founding member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and as a consultant to the World Bank. He was named among Noodle.com’s 67 Most Influential Educators of 2015.

“As an educator, I’m honored and thrilled to see our schools rank so high in this report,” said Sean Aiken, head of school at BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., a preschool-grade 12 private school, teaching the BASIS Curriculum. “This is a great opportunity for parents and students to hear how our curriculum originated and why it makes a difference to our students in a global community,” said Aiken.

ABOUT BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA: 
BASIS was founded in 1998 by Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economists and academics, who developed a formula for success for every child by offering a rigorous, globally competitive liberal arts and science curriculum taught by passionate subject-expert teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson, Ariz. has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, network of schools with four independent, private schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., Silicon Valley and Fremont in Calif., and now in McLean, Va., with an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 16 public charter schools across the United States. Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation. BASIS Independent McLean is located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Visit them at http://mclean.basisindependent.com, Facebook, Twitter@BASISIndMcLean or YouTube channel, BASIS Independent Schools.

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