Disclosure: KUT is a sponsor of SXSWedu. 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.