At their core, the Olympics are a testament to the competitive spirit. However, amidst all of the celebration surrounding individual and team triumphs currently underway in Pyeongchang, American luger Chris Mazdzer has revealed that generosity and friendship also have a role to play in the proceedings.
Students around the nation at public and non-public schools are taking action in the wake of the Parkland shooting in Florida. In Delaware, students of Wilmington Friends Upper School stood for 17 minutes in silence in honor of the 17 killed and to protest gun violence.
A cooperation of EdWeek and National Public Radio has resulted in a three-episode profile of Ron Brown College Prep, an all-male public high school in Washington, DC. The result is a look at a public high school creating both a thick culture and a narrative of character.
Seniors at Newport High School are connecting with their community while fulfilling their service project graduation requirement by renovating the city’s historic Southgate School to prep for a new Newport History Museum.
Earle STEM Academy student Tamya Fultz started playing chess in sixth grade, and the next year she won Chicago Public Schools’ Academic Chess South Conference Playoffs with a perfect score.
Stuart Maddox learned a lot about bullying growing up in a children’s home. Now a professional boxer, Maddox is working with schools in his native United Kingdom to create guides about bullying and other social issues facing students.
Experts believe the opioid epidemic gripping the United States and Canada will likely only get worse in the foreseeable future, fueled in large part by a breakdown in community and family support systems.
School choice debates are often framed around competition; public district schools vie against public charter schools and private schools to enroll students. However, in Austin things look a little different. The public district celebrates the variety of schooling options available to parents, including Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy.
Carroll County Public Schools’ Winfield Elementary School launched an anti-bullying campaign that’s designed to instill kindness and compassion among young students, skills lost with the erosion of character education in American schools.
Public school students, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, in Troy, Montana, start the day with breakfast at school and time to talk with their teachers or advisors. One high school teacher sees breakfast during the advisory period as the prime time for character formation.
A Canadian graduate student at Cape Breton University is studying whether youth programs in her community are helping students develop social and emotional skills.
Destiny, a junior at Springfield Renaissance School, stands at the whiteboard in her math class and tells her classmates, “I’m not sure if this is right.” Admitting such vulnerability, especially as a high school junior, takes courage.