1/18/17 • Madison, WI • Isthmus, a Private School, up for Conversion to Charter
1/18/17 • Madison, Wisconsin • Isthmus Montessori Academy, a private Montessori school in Madison founded in 2012 with the explicit goal of becoming Madison’s first public Montessori school, is up for final approval of its transition to being a Madison Public Schools authorized charter. Isthmus, mentioned here on MontessoriPublic last fall, passed a first round of approval in September, 2016. Now, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal, after a public hearing which took place on January 9, the board will discuss the proposal on the 23rd and vote on the 30th. Isthmus, a Madison independent news source, has a story about the hearing here and more background here.
David worked in private Montessori for more than twenty years as a parent, three-to-six year-old and adolescent teacher, administrator, writer, speaker, and advocate. In 2016 he began working with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. David lives in Portland, Oregon.