The University of Chicago’s Consortium on School Research recently summarized three decades of research on how students learn into a three minute video that stresses the importance of “noncognitive factors” for success in school and life.
Young female students at Buffalo’s Nardin Academy recently trekked to Chicago to represent Brazil in a Model United Nations conference hosted by University of Chicago students, an exercise in civics that required students to immerse themselves in new cultures and ideas.
Good character is formed over a lifetime. At a recent Ashland (Oregon) School board Meeting, board members were well-reminded of this fact as they were led through a series of mindfulness exercises by local 4th-grade students.
Valor Club students in Oregon collect litter around their school grounds. This is only one of Nyssa Elementary School’s initiatives to make character a priority.
Dozens of students at Gwinnett County, Georgia’s Dacula High School were busted for cheating after school officials discovered answers to countywide final exams posted to social media in late May.
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, spoke about selfishness and dishonesty during a School Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in March.
Character does not involve just saying “no” but saying “yes” to a truth larger than oneself.
A growing body of research shows that teaching children true gratitude can have beneficial health effects, while also leading to stronger relationships with others.
A Canadian girl who has won an award for overcoming adversity plans to use her scholarship to prepare for a career that combines her love of sports with her desire to help others.
“Kind Cougars” are highlighting important character virtues in their “virtue of the month” videos.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently put an end to a two-decade-old Learning for Life character education program by cutting an annual $2.5 million appropriation for the program from the state budget.
Principal Diane Hesterhagen proudly describes St. Adalbert as “the most patriotic school in America,” and for good reason.