New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture’s Education Leaders Roundtable in March about why words matter in character education, while also acknowledging that “there’s shortcomings to words, even in the teaching business.”
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.
Educating professionals have to go above and beyond to ensure that these initiatives are taken seriously in schools and that programs are put in place to foster today’s youth. Bill Hughes, Chief Academic Officer at Seton Catholic Schools is a perfect example of one such educator.
School officials across Nevada are launching a new smartphone app that allows students to anonymously report a variety of safety concerns to the proper authorities.
Educator and author Mary Gordon believes babies are the “Roots of Empathy,” and her nonprofit by that name is reducing bad behaviors in classrooms across the globe, with help from those who can’t help themselves.
A creative way of engaging students in more in-depth conversations about the virtues of good character.
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.
In New Jersey, school anti-bullying coordinators are crediting one of the nation’s oldest anti-bullying laws with helping to keep classrooms safe.
Chicago charter school principal Isaac Castelaz is capitalizing on his failures to create a roadmap for success, a process that’s setting an example of strong character for his students and staff.
Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science Principal Kathryn Procope acknowledges the personalized learning system put in place at the Washington D.C. school this year is “not a silver bullet,” but it’s helping students set goals and develop self-discipline to become independent learners.
The U.S. Navy is updating its leadership programs at the Naval War College with a keen focus on character and competence after a series of embarrassing ship collisions last year.
Clemson University sophomore Price Crenshaw is on a mission that she says was inspired by her faith—a mission to serve.