Alex Rigsby, gold-medalist on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team, returned from the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea to a drastically different environment.
Building a team that is passionately committed to the educational mission of the school starts with recruiting. Dr. James Bushman, the principal of University High School, a charter school in Fresno, CA, speaks to principals and headmasters from around the United States at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture about how UHS hires for values and talent.
A new study suggests character education programs can be effective, or even more so, in high school than with younger students.
Character education is of fundamental importance, however, it can be harder to agree on the time in a child’s life when it can have the greatest impact.
In this time of giving, when many Americans look to support their favorite charitable causes, they frequently choose non-profits that provide toys to children of prisoners. However, this year in Bermuda, five prisoners turned the tables by repairing and restoring bicycles as gifts for children, according to the Royal Gazette.
Wisconsin’s Waylon Klitzman was bummed to learn his favorite teacher at Evansville High School was leaving the profession to dedicate her time to Beat Nb, a nonprofit working to cure neuroblastoma.
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.”
Parents in New York City are touting the benefits of homeschooling, particularly the more intimate experience with their children that tailors learning to their needs and strengths.
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.”
AESM Middle School in downtown St. Louis is implementing a new character education program in hopes it will make a positive impact on students’ lives well into the future.
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.
Sue-Ann Rosch, founder of the Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx, detailed the rampant school discipline problems that prompted a shift to a Restorative Justice approach during an Education Leaders Roundtable at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture in March.