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Respect: A Tale of Two Virtues

When you send a team of talented social scientists into a national sample of American high schools to study the molding of students’ character, you probably expect them to witness certain classic virtues in action. At the same time, you probably expect some contrasts to emerge, given our country’s diversity.

Dreams, Inspiration, and CultureFeed

“I did not go into teaching because I was inspired that someday my students might name the capital cities of each state in the Union. I went into teaching because I wanted to make a profound difference in the lives of my students.”

Rocketship Academy will ‘touch your soul’ with gratitude

Teachers and administrators at Nashville’s Rocketship United Academy want students to understand that the school’s core values are more than slogans on a poster, so they’re bringing them to life through daily rituals that “create a consistent, predictable, and positive school experience.”

Social-emotional learning and achievement at Valor

Valor Collegiate Academies is crediting a sharp focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) for students’ astonishing academic success, which propelled its Tennessee schools to the top 1 percent of all middle schools in the state in its first year.

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