About the Network
About the Basic School
The Basic School Network began as an initiative of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Network was organized in 1994 with 12 demonstration schools. Network practice is based on Boyer's 1995 report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Basic School: A Community for Learning. Today, the Network numbers well over 100 actively engaged schools and interest continues to grow. The Basic School Network has been identified by the United States Department of Education as 1 of 17 programs recommended for Title 1 funding initiatives.