The Washington Post’s education columnist, Jay Mathews, is calling out Virginia education officials for doing away with standardized tests on U.S. history, a subject many believe is critical to instilling a sense of citizenship among students.
Sugar Todd is a highly decorated speed skater who competed for the United States at the 2014 Olympics. Reaching these heights of athletic accomplishment can seem daunting, but Todd is demystifying her success by working with Classroom Champions, and helping 2nd-grade students see that it’s built on a foundation of character and hard work.
States and schools could ensure students are intentionally formed to have good character.
Ester Ledecka won gold in the Olympic women’s super-G, despite the fact that she primarily considers herself a snowboarder.
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.
The Sumpter School District is working to create a culture shift at five South Carolina elementary schools through a “Leader in Me” character education curriculum based on “The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.”
A Colorado school district is ditching parent-teacher conferences in favor of an online “parent portal,” and the decision is not going over well with teachers or parents.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) predicted a day when it would be impossible to say, “Thou shalt not.” In late-modern North America, we are fast approaching that day. To the degree that this is true, it will influence how we think about and engage in character formation.
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.
A new Education Week survey of principals across the United States shows many are struggling to control the negative impact of student social media use on the learning environment.
The evidence for remedial tutoring has particular force at a time when so many students may fall behind
Karen Toavs shares key tips on finding your passion and acting on it to expand your professional reach.