Ξ September 9th, 2009 | → 6 Comments | ∇ 90041, 90042, 90065, Coming Soon |
We recently received some exciting news about a new Waldorf style public charter school that is being envisioned for North East L.A. Still in the early planning stages, El Rio is looking for volunteers “willing to strategize, collaborate and give skills and time to help make it happen.” Read on below, and check out their next public meeting on October 17th.
From the horse’s mouth:
We are starting el Rio Charter School as a service to our community and to cultivate academic excellence in our children through the proven “Waldorf” approach to education – a method that encourages the excitement of hands-on learning and creativity over mere memorization.
We invite parents, teachers and advisors to give their time and passion to make el Rio Charter School a reality for the children of Cypress Park, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Mt. Washington and Eagle Rock.
A century of Waldorf success shows there is more to teaching than standardized testing. The Waldorf approach to teaching, homework and academic discipline develops a child’s lifelong love of learning through immersion in the subject, critical thinking and imaginative solutions. The result is high academic achievement.
Please plan to join us for our next Public Meeting; scheduled for Saturday October 17th at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. This meeting will focus on Waldorf teaching approaches as applied to public education in Los Angeles. With special guest speaker Tamar Kern, teacher at Ocean Charter School in Mar Vista. More details to come.
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