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Waldorf Education in the News

Waldorf Schools offer a distinctive curriculum that often attracts national and local media attention for its innovative characteristics. At the core of Waldorf education are principles of child development that have inspired attention in the national conversation about how children learn best.

Waldorf schools demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching that emphasizes learning through movement, storytelling, observation and social interactions. The simple, care-filled and awe-inspiring pace focuses the child’s attention on excellence, beauty, intuitiveness and discipline. Our students develop a love of natural beauty, confidence, motivation, independence and a lifelong desire to learn.

Media Coverage of The Denver Waldorf School

ABC 7News: New Technology Causes Concern About Effect on Child Development
by 7News Morning Anchor Ana Cabrera, July 28th, 2013

NBC 9News: Technology Can Impact Brain Development
by 9News Education Reporter Nelson Garcia, May 20, 2013

Colorado Public Radio: Waldorf’s 4th Graders Gain Insight From Media Fast
by CPR Education Reporter Jenny Brundin, February 8, 2013

National & Regional Broadcast Media Coverage of Waldorf Education

CNN, Sanjay Gupta, MD:
Enrollment Up in No-Test, No-Tech School, August 26, 2013

The New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow Conference:
Building a Better Teacher, Sept 13, 2012. Go directly to the segment “Head to Head” (34:34) to see Lucy Wurtz from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula.

MSNBC News: Education Nation
The Waldorf Way Eschews Technology, Nov 30, 2011

CBS News:
Going Retro”- No Computers in Classrooms, Dec 5, 2011

Education Unplugged:Waldorf Speaks Its Mind, Nov 30, 2011

Half Magic:
Interview with Kim John Payne, View of a Beautiful World June 8, 2009

National Print Media Articles on Waldorf Education

The New York Times: A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute, Oct 23, 2011

The New York Times Sunday Review: Using Technology to Teach, Oct 29, 2011

AsiaOne News: China Starts to Question Strict Schooling Methods, March 13, 2012

Orion MagazineUnplugged Schools: Education can Ameliorate, or Exacerbate, Society’s Ills, September – October 2007

National Media Supporting Waldorf Principles

The New York Times Op Ed: Losing is Good for You, by Ashley Merryman, Sept. 24, 2013

The New York Times: Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say, by Matt Richtel, Nov 1, 2012

National Public Radio: Struggle For Smarts? Eastern & Western Cultures Tackle Learning, by Alix Spiegel, Nov 12, 2012

American Public MediaA World Through the Hands: Renate Hiller on Handwork, August 3, 2010

Huffington Post: Why the Ritalin Debate Is Asking the Wrong Question: Healing Our Kids’ Soul With Simplicity, Kim John Payne, March 12, 2012

The New York Times: Technology, Schools and a Big Black Bug, Oct 22, 2011

The Atlantic: All Work & No Play: Why Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed, Oct 12, 2011

The New York Times: Grading the Digital School – Inflating the Software Report Card, Oct 8, 2011

The New York Times: In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores, Sept 3, 2011

The New York Times Magazine: The Twitter Trap, May 18, 2011