Earth to Table field trip connects students with government leaders, community groups
Third-graders in California’s Rialto Unified School District recently trekked to City Hall for an Earth to Table event that offered lessons in civics and the environment, while also providing an opportunity for students to help others in their community.
College seeks to close “cultural gap” with “patriotism class”
A new requirement at a Midwestern college teaches freshmen patriotism and skills valued by the military.
Buddy Bench helps students put kindness into action at VA elementary school
The buddy bench at Jackson-Via Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia is catching on.
HS football ‘man builder’ lessons tackle off-field growth
Fruita Monument High School coaches want their players to think about the kind of people they want to be, and to apply weekly “man builder” lessons both on and off the field.
Heroism and villainy in the forge of shared convictions
In a historical moment when public figures can be removed from organizations or offices because of an accusation of transgression, Frederick Hess and Brendan Bell invite educators to present heroes with their flaws and in all their complexity.
Father complains school officials over-reacted to son’s sketches with guns, knives
A North Carolina middle school student was suspended for two days after he drew pictures in school that included guns and knives.
Catholic student launches charity for the homeless
Not long ago, Ashton Brown was struggling with his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, getting in trouble at school as his symptoms continued to get “worse and worse,” said Jacqui Brown, the 11-year-old’s mother.
High school athlete powers through adversity, credits others
Wayne High School senior Dalyn Hart relies on his Christian faith and personal drive to persevere through life’s challenges, and it hasn’t always been easy.
Sociologist Carol Ann MacGregor on Character Formation in Catholic High Schools
In this full-length interview and accompanying transcript, sociologist Carol Ann MacGregor addresses issues like these:
• The way many Catholic schools hold students accountable for their behavior both on and off school grounds
• How Catholic schools handle student disagreement with the church on moral issues
• The benefit of hiring alumni as teachers
Study: Link between bullying and mental health issues
A new study confirms the link between children who are bullied and mental health issues later in life, and many of the proposed remedies focus more on the effects rather than the cause of the problem.
Tech elites don’t let their little darlings use screens
A new book highlights the negative effects of social media among students, and its authors point to years of warning signs from Silicon Valley parents who strictly regulate their children’s exposure.
Texas students explore rock solid character
Cedar Valley Elementary School students climb a 25-foot outdoor rock wall – and cheer on their classmates – as part of the Rock Solid Character program. On the wall – as in life – they must push through fear and obstacles. The Killeen Daily Herald was in attendance