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What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Change

Bobby George | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
Bobby George

When traditionalists threatened to discredit our Montessori school because of our involvement with digital education, Steve Jobs sent us an inspirational note. "Don't be discouraged by the traditionalists," he wrote. "The parents and kids will prove you right. Just keep going." Upon reflection, that advice has never seemed more relevant, or more important.

Lesbian Moms Say Son Was Rejected By School Because They're Gay, But Then Welcomed To Apply

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Texas couple claims their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because they are lesbians. Tracy Keller and her wife Dawn told WFAA ...

Out With Plastic, In With Porcelain: Why I Replaced the Kids' Dishes

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

As a mom who blogs about cooking for kids, there are two things that I keep reading about: an inspiring Montessori approach to eating, and weird news stories about BPA. That's why I decided to pack up the plastic dishes this week. The new ones are glass (gulp), porcelain (double gulp) and metal (actually, no gulp).

Connecticut Moms Shut Out Of Pre-K Spots Start Montessori Petition

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Parents who feel shut out of New Haven pre-K spots have proposed a school reform idea of ...

'Creating Innovators'

Tony Wagner | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Tony Wagner

In more than one hundred and fifty interviews for this book -- lengthy conversations with scores of innovators and their parents, teachers, and mentors -- passion was the most frequently recurring word.

Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 03.28.2012 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

Education reformers these days cast their nets far and wide to try to find a solution to the current malaise in our schools. They look to Finland, or to digital learning models. Why is Montessori ignored?

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Why are we still letting homework bleed into evenings, so that there's never time for a game of cards, never mind chess? Why do our weekends have to be spent figuring out physics vectors instead of hiking in the White Mountains?

Elitism v. Education: Are Private Schools Really Worth The $136,000 Price Tag?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

I still haven't managed to wrap my mind around how much money a private high school education costs.

Now That School Is Out, What Did They Really Learn?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

His new Montessori school gave Aidan the confidence to be creative and joyful, to ask questions and seek the answers himself.