Education Week: Does a Montessori model work in public schools? Ask South Carolina

January 23, 2018

Education Week discusses how Montessori-based schools found their students outperforming public school students based off of a Riley Institute study.

“South Carolina’s push to bring the century-old Montessori model to public classrooms may be paying off in both student performance and creativity, according to a new longitudinal evaluation.

The Riley Institute, a public policy research group at Furman University in Greenville, found public students in Montessori-based schools on average outperformed public students in schools with other pedagogical models in English/language arts and math, and also in a separate measure of creativity. The schools using the Montessori model also had higher attendance and lower suspension rates than other public schools.”

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