Green Meadow in the News

Green Meadow Celebrates New Building

Taking on Student Stress, the Education System, and "Teaching to the Test": Innovative Nursery-to-Grade 12 School Opens up Discussion with the Screening of "Race to Nowhere"

An article on page 14 of the Westchester Guardian, reprinted in the Yonkers Tribune, about Green Meadow's screening of the important documentary Race to Nowhere

Selected Green Meadow Press Releases

June 2014: GMWS certified as NWF Wildlife Habitat

October 2012: Green Meadow Fall Fair Vendors Come Back Again & Again

October 2012: Green Meadow Fall Fair is October 20, 2012

May 17, 2012
Green Meadow Waldorf School to Dedicate Rose Hall; Chapin Sisters Will Perform

March 5, 2012
Green Meadow Waldorf School Takes on the Misrepresentation of Women in Society 

February 17, 2012
Noted Author and Farmer Speaks to Green Meadow Students on the Importance of Going Green 

October 19, 2010
Green Meadow Waldorf School takes on Student Stress, the Education System, and "Teaching to the Test"

Waldorf® Education in the News 

While articles on Waldorf schools per se don't often appear in the press, these writings touch on theories and trends that directly relate to the Waldorf curriculum and student experience.

As Waldorf teaches students, parents are taught patience, Boulder County Business Report, January 4, 2013

Why Waldorf Education is a Great Choice for Environmentally Conscious Parents,, September 4, 2012

School and Self Esteem, or: Thank You for Making Those Socks!, Huffington Post, August 7, 2012

Letter to the Editor re. A Silicon Valley School that Doesn't Compute, The New York Times, October 25, 2011
The Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to VP Gore and Waldorf Parent responds to The New York Times article of October 22, 2011

What is a Waldorf School?,, October 25, 2011
An article discussing The New York Times article below and giving some background on Waldorf Education. 

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute, NY Times October 22, 2011
An article in The New York Times describing the media policy of Waldorf Schools, with a focus on the Waldorf School of the Penisula.  

Educating The Whole Child: China, June 23, 2011
An article charting the rise of Waldorf Education in China.  

Want to get your kids into College? Let them play:
"When we deny young children play, we are denying them the right to understand the world. By the time they get to college, we will have denied them the opportunity to fix the world too."

Premier Putin Visits the Moscow Waldorf School: European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education
Putin visits the Moscow Waldorf School to present an award for 'Best Teacher in Russia' and states that "such schools are schools for the future."

Rethinking Advanced Placement: The New York Times, January 9, 2011
A sweeping redesign of Advanced Placement aims to take the rote out. In biology, that means half the multiple-choice questions.

The Movement to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum: The New York Times, January 6, 2011
Play helps develop crucial skills, advocates say as they try to pull children and their parents away from the screen.

Want to get your kids into college? Let them play, CNN, December 29, 2010.

NASA program puts aspiring engineer, Waldorf School graduate to work on Mars rover, The Saratogan, December 5, 2010
A perfect example of what can happen as a result of a "think outside the box" Waldorf Education

Men With Yarns to Spin, The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2010
The art of knitting is taught to Green Meadow students beginning in first grade. Read how knitting's ability to promote neurological development is now catching on among some unlikely practitioners.

How Handwriting Trains the Brain, The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2010
Current research is discovering what Waldorf educators have long known - and what our students intrinsically learn through their student-written "textbooks" - that writing by hand engages the brain in learning and promotes the cultivation of ideas.

Tech Gets a Time Out, San Francisco Magazine 2010
Surprise!  Some Silicon Valley tech wizards are quietly raising their kids outside the digital landscape that their own industry calls childhood.

Soul Man, The New York Times Style Magazine, April 8, 2010
Waldorf Education founder Rudolf Steiner achieved far-ranging innovations in fields from agriculture to art, philosophy to medicine. Read more about Dr. Steiner and the Alchemy of the Everyday, a traveling exhibition devoted to his accomplishments organized by Germany's Vitra Design Museum.



Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier: Frontline,
What does it mean to be human in today's digital age?  See how over-reliance on the internet and digital media is affecting young people today and what may be lost as a result.

Playing to Learn, The New York Times, February 2, 2010
Reforming this nation's educational system will require an overhaul of the current curriculum in order to design an educational approach which truly meets the child at every stage of development.

Wired Kids, Negligent Parents?, Room for Debate,, January 28, 2010
Child experts discuss the role of parents in the increasing use of electronic devices by today's young people.

Multicultural Critical Theory. At B-School? The New York Times, January 9, 2010
Business schools are embracing a basic tenet of Waldorf Education: the need to learn critical and creative thinking, realizing that they are equally essential to a business education as finance and accounting.

For Forest Kindergartners, Class is Back to Nature, Rain or Shine The New York Times, November 29, 2009
Regardless of the weather, students at Green Meadow get to experience the joy of being outdoors on a daily basis.  Read how some Waldorf Kindergarten classes take this experience to the next level! 

TV Viewing Among Kids at an Eight-Year High,, October 26, 2009.  New findings from the Nielsen Company show American children are watching more television than they have in years.

No Einstein in Your Crib? Get a refund, The New York Times, October 23, 2009.  Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Campaign for a Media-Free Childhood, the Walt Disney Company agrees to refund the full purchase price of  videos claiming to be educational.

Your Baby is Smarter Than You Think, The New York Times, August 16, 2009
A professor of psychology at UC Berkeley discusses the difference between schooling and learning, and why experimental discovery is so important for young children.

Watching TV: Even Worse for Kids Than You Think,, August 4, 2009
A new study examines the link between blood pressure in children and the amount of time they spend in front of a screen. Read about other studies which suggest that children can be so lulled when watching TV they enter into a deep hypnotic state.

Six, Going on Sixteen, Rethinking Schools Online, Spring 2009
A teacher struggles with the negative impact of media evidenced in her classroom and devotes herself to finding ways to keep her young students from growing up too soon. 

Kindergarten Cram, The New York Times, May 3, 2009
An essay on the negative effects of accelerated education.

The 3 R's? A Fourth is Crucial, Too: Recess, The New York Times, February 23, 2009
A consumer health columnist reports on the academic benefits of recess and nature time.

Student Expectations Seen As Causing Grade Disputes, The New York Times, February 17, 2009
A discussion of the need for “holistic and intrinsically motivated learning” on college campuses today.

The Serious Need for Play, Scientific American, January 2009
An in-depth analysis of the importance of imaginative free play on social, emotional, and cognitive development.

OMG! Teens Go 10 Days Without Texting, Tech, Today, MSNBC May 18, 2009

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