Another Honor for Our Founders



BASIS co-founders Olga and Dr. Michael Block have recently been honored by Noodle, the acclaimed top education website connecting students with schools, programs, resources, experts, and more. (If you haven’t checked out Noodle, click here – it’s a
pretty cool site.)

Noodle placed the Blocks on its list of “Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn in 2015”. There are sixty seven educators on the list – all of whom, according
to Noodle, are changing the way people view education and see the world.

The impressive list of 67 educators has some familiar names in the educational world upon it – click here to see the whole thing, from the beginning.

Of the esteemed list, Noodle said in its announcement that the people on it “… have created cutting-edge tools to increase access to learning; built new schooling models
from the ground up; anticipated the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century; and inspired other teachers to give the best of themselves in the classroom. In a wide range
of ways, these educators are innovating the ways we learn.”

About the Blocks, Noodle says it honored them for “[seeking] to create educational institutions that combined the rigors of Asian and European schooling with the American system’s emphasis on creativity and originality” – as well as for being “dedicated to producing excellent outcomes and replicable results.”

Each of the educators that made the list shared a few similar characteristics. All are currently active in the education world, affiliated with a highly-regarded institution and/or personally well-known, and making an impact on the larger field beyond their classrooms and/or offices.

We congratulate our founders for another honor, well deserved. The Blocks remain a vital part of BASIS.ed, of each BASIS charter and independent school, and of everything that we do. We are able to deliver a world-class education to so many thousands of students because of that initial inspiration by the Blocks, followed by many years of hard work, which continues with sweat and pride today.

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