Why should you choose Montessori as an educational option for your child? Where do you begin to educate yourself or others about Montessori? A good place to start is with basic background information on Montessori. Since Montessori is often lumped into progressive or innovative buckets people assume it must be new. That it must be … Continue reading Why Montessori?
Friends of Montessori (“FOM”) has significant concerns regarding the new interpretation of the Texas Education Agency’s PreSchool Eligibility policy within HISD and the impact it will have on the existing Montessori programs. While we understand that HISD must comply with TEA policy, we reject HISD’s new interpretation of the policy and proposed application of the … Continue reading A Statement Regarding HISD Pre K Policy
As part of an ongoing series, Friends of Montessori is hosting several Parent Education sessions. Click the link to access the slides from the first presentation. Montessori for Parents (1) You may email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact ALL HISD Board Members/ HISD Leaders- via email, twitter, and with a call to their office. Supt. Carranza - @HISD_Supe Deputy Supt. Sarabia - @ssarabia4 District I Rep Santos - @santos4hisd District II Rep Skillern-Jones (President) - @rhondajn1 District III Rep Lira - @liraserg District IV Rep Jones - @jonesjolanda District V Rep Deigaard … Continue reading Call to Action
Friends of Montessori (FOM) advocates that our supported public Montessori schools keep their magnet status along with the funding and transportation associated. Montessori is best described as a magnet, as defined by the federal government, numerous national and international educational organizations, and by HISD up until this point. It is an award-winning program and a … Continue reading Montessori Talking Points
Dear Community Members, The Houston ISD School Board and Superintendent Carranza are discussing a proposal to overhaul Magnet school designations in our district. The magnet program has needed revision for some time, and the fact that our board and superintendent are tackling this difficult issue is something to applaud. We support the goal to ensure … Continue reading FOM Response to Proposed Changes