Alabama 5th-graders honor their heroes in a public ceremony
Fifth-graders at Alabama’s Thompson Intermediate School are becoming Super Citizens by emulating local heroes who are making a difference in their community.
This teen is spending time in the gym rather than jail, thanks to this cop
Skokie police officer Mario Valenti is changing the perception of police in his community with a little compassion, and $150.
T.C. Williams student wins hero prize
T.C. Williams High School student Ana Humphrey wanted to make a difference, and now she’s heralded as a hero.
Runner disqualifies himself to carry friend at state championship
Riverton High School senior Sean Rausch spent years preparing for the Utah state cross country championship, but when the big day came he realized there’s something far more important.
Schools partner with police to help traumatized students
The West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice is promoting a new way of dealing with traumatized students that’s building on the relationship between law enforcement and schools.
Lexington Crew builds moral character through service
Students at South Carolina’s Meadow Glen Middle School are learning the true meaning of good character through a “Crew” program designed to connect them with the community through meaningful service projects. The effort has not only helped to rebuild the community after devastating floods in 2015, but also
NYT highlights rise in teen anxiety tied to social media
An increasing percentage of teens are suffering from a variety of different forms of anxiety, and it’s preventing them from going to school, or even leaving their bedrooms.
MD school connects students with veterans, role models for character formation
Maryland’s Francis Scott Key High School is connecting students with local veterans and other role models in the community as part of a concerted effort to build good character, an ingredient parents cited as a critical component of quality education during interviews with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Survey of Orthodox Jews: Sense of community getting stronger in Jewish schools
A new survey of Modern Orthodox Jews in the United States is providing interesting insight into the types of schools their children attend. The research also highlights what Jewish parents think about the schools—institutions where the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture notes there’s been a resurgence of moral and character education in recent years.