The Gunnery, a boarding school in Connecticut, has hired Emily Gum as Assistant Head of School for teaching and Learning. Peter Becker, the Head of School, said her experience and expertise are “deeply aligned with Frederick Gunn’s focus on moral character and the formative power of schools and boarding schools in particular.”
Hundreds of parents and concerned citizens poured into a meeting last week at Short Pump Middle School to discuss a video of students on the school’s football team sexually bullying black teammates.
Students at a Tennessee high school are using funds from a grant they won to identify community needs and to launch projects to achieve results.
A creative way of engaging students in more in-depth conversations about the virtues of good character.
Indiana’s State Board of Education recently voted to require students to demonstrate “employability skills” with service projects or receive college ready scores on entrance exams to graduate from high school.
“If it’s not illegal or immoral, why not give it a try?” Michael Niehoff contends that this question is one of the keys to creating a culture in which students learn to take risks in order to become respected experts at something.
Montana’s rural school districts are struggling to recruit and retain teachers, but administrators from small schools are pitching the benefits of a more intimate school culture to appeal to potential hires.
Easthampton High School students won a statewide “We the People” competition at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, and are now headed to a national competition. The students believe the deep dive into constitutional government has made them better citizens.
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, talked about how technology and social media contribute to a “crisis of attention” in March during a School Leaders Roundtable hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
Mentor Public Schools in Ohio are using a unique approach to bullying and mentorship as part of a nationwide program in partnership with the nonprofit Stick Together, and companies Duct Tape and Avon.
Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory this month after spending years as a backup quarterback, becoming one of the most unlikely Super Bowl MVPs in National Football League history.
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.