The Post and Courier: S.C. national leader in public Montessori programs, new five-year study to look at effectiveness

July 5, 2012

The Post and Courier acknowledges South Carolina as a national leader in Montessori programs, based off of a study by the Riley Institute.

“Montessori education has been around for more than a century, but it’s only within the past decade that public schools have embraced the approach for teaching students.

South Carolina leads the country in its percentage of public Montessori schools, accounting for about 10 percent of the more than 440 nationwide.

One Greenwood, S.C.-based foundation wants to better understand the impact of Montessori education in the Palmetto State’s public schools. It has launched the state’s first comprehensive, five-year research study aimed at exploring that issue.”

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