Last December, MontessoriPublic—Print Edition, in the tradition of Dennis Schapiro’s Public School Montessorian, debuted at the 2016 MACTE Symposium, where Schapiro’s family was present to give the Dennis Schapiro Award for Innovation in Montessori. Thanks to positive reactions at the event and afterwards, and a second issue is planned for May of this year.
The May issue will have a special focus on charter schools and school choice generally, as well as public Montessori news highlights, features, opinion, and more. In the current education politics climate, these topics seem more relevant than ever. Potential contributors can contact the Editor at [email protected].
The Print Edition is distributed free of charge to the public and private Montessori schools listed in the Montessori Census, teacher training centers listed on Teach-Montessori, Montessori organizations, and individual subscribers. We calculate the number of copies to send to public programs according to the number of teachers listed in the Census, so schools should be sure their information is up to date.
Some of the costs of producing the print edition are offset by sales of advertising, and we hope readers appreciate the opportunity to encounter the teacher training centers, material makers, and other businesses who support the publication with their advertising dollars. Advertisers can download advertising information and rates, as well as contacting MontessoriPublic at [email protected].
Of course, MontessoriPublic, rather like public radio, relies mostly on the contributions of individual members as well as philanthropic support. Also like public radio, the website and newsletter are free to anyone who wishes to read them. However, readers can make contributions via PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button on the front page. Any contribution is welcome, of course, but contributions of $50 or more entitle you to membership. You don’t get anything more for membership except (optional) recognition, a warm feeling of supporting public Montessori, and possibly a coffee mug, but your support is greatly appreciated.