Illinois’ Elgin Area School District U-46 is weighing the benefits and drawbacks of launching a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program, something local veterans strongly support.
Kristen Perry is the school counselor at Lawndale Community Academy in Chicago, a pre-K through 8th-grade school that, in 2015, earned the lowest possible ranking in the district. Through extraordinary dedication and service, she won the 2018 Counselor of the Year award.
Skyview High School senior Tyson Cantrell believes “simple acts of kindness can change the world.”
A staffer from the local alderman’s office called Ryan Maxwell, a teacher at an EL (formerly Expeditionary Learning) School, to ask: “Can you please instruct your class to stop calling us?” The school’s approach to forming citizens was working a little bit too well.
States and schools could ensure students are intentionally formed to have good character.
Johnson County Middle School student Andrew Reece takes Flag Duty seriously, and his dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed.
How teachers bear the weight of their students—and are sometimes “carried” themselves
‘Do as I say as not as I do’ is the familiar adage of weary parents, teachers and leaders. The problem is that the growing body of research into teaching, learning and moral formation shows us that telling people what to do is the least effective way for them to learn.
Botetourt County, Virginia students are literally reaping the fruits of their labor, and word is it’s delicious.
Last year, the area behind Central Academy Middle School was a barren strip of grass, but this year students are picking tomatoes, cucumbers and other veggies to supply the school salad bar.
“We shape culture,” states CultureFeed, the Foundation’s new website, “and culture shapes us.”
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.
Members of East High School’s Key Club saw an opportunity to change a fellow student’s life, and they’re making it happen.