The Hutto Independent School District wants students to know they’re safe and valued while at school, and local leaders are findings some creative ways to get the message across.
High school senior Hind Zeitohn arrived in Modesto, California from Syria two years ago. She nominated her government teacher, Christina Welch, for the Life Changer Award, saying, “She’s been there for me even when I lost hope in life.”
Pacific High School teacher CJ Eastwood recently won a Character Education Award trophy and $2,000 from San Bernardino area Rotary Clubs.
When Idaho mother Amanda Reallan arrived at Hayden Meadows Elementary to pick up her kids after school one day last month, what she witnessed compelled her to take a photo and post it online.
Students at St. Paul Catholic School are working to cure cancer while also building character through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.
It would seem that our public standards of “good moral character” are too low. In the case of Florida, where “good moral character” might once have meant being kind, loving, courageous, merciful, and wise, it now means that one hasn’t committed a heinous crime.
Education research is revealing the troubling reasons why rural students are less likely to go to college, but some schools are banding together to buck the trend.
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.”
A Canadian graduate student at Cape Breton University is studying whether youth programs in her community are helping students develop social and emotional skills.
How are America’s high schools helping to form their students’ moral character? It’s a question that implicitly raises another: What do we mean by character?
Fourth graders in New York’s Thornell Road Elementary School are making some new friends in their Pittsford community, and chronicling their stories in a book about service and sacrifice.
Students in Vermont are signing up for a summer of civics – a new program designed to educate students about their shared civic heritage while connecting them with local government and historic sites.