Do Montessori Schools Have An Edge?

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New research suggests that children who attend Montessori schools may have an edge over other children in terms of both academic and social development. The 5-year-old Montessori students were found to have better reading and math skills than their peers who attended traditional schools and they scored higher on tests measuring social development, researchers reported. The 12-year-old Montessori and non-Montessori students had similar reading and math scores, but the Montessori children tended to score higher on tests measuring social and behavioral development, researcher Angeline Lillard, Ph.D., tells WebMD. Read the full article CBSnews.com
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Google's co-founders credited Montessori for their success

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Google on Friday honored Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori with a homepage doodle celebrating her 142nd birth anniversary. Google's co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both went through the Montessori education system and have credited it for their success. "I think it was part of that training of not following rules and orders and being self-motivated, questioning what's going on in the world, doing things a bit different," Page said in an interview with ABC (below). PCMag.com Article
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