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There are a lot of different opinions for how to educate children. Many are being discussed in Austin this week as part of the SXSWedu conference.
One method gaining popularity in public and charter schools is the Montessori model.
It’s an individualized, structured method in which children control their education with the help of a teacher, rather than a teacher standing in front of a classroom teaching everyone the same idea or subject.
This fall, a Montessori charter school opening up in East Austin is aiming to enroll low-income students.
But as public schools, they must adhere to state and federal standards, while staying true to their unique methods.