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Club teaches boys to lead in positive ways

Administrators at Illinois’ Quincy Junior High School are working with 6th-grade boys to give them the “skills to make a man valuable and character to make a man invaluable,” The Herald Whig reports.

Catholic school poll: approval of character at local level

A national survey on character in which a West Roxbury, Massachusetts, Catholic school participated found that respondents have far more confidence in the integrity of local leaders than national ones, a lesson that the school is using to teach its students about character, despite the polarized national political landscape.

Viral video spotlights bullying problem

A candid video of a Tennessee 6th-grader reflecting on the cruelty of his school tormentors has sparked a massive groundswell of support, from a GoFundMe campaign in his honor, to celebrity shout-outs and talk show appearances.

5th-grader honored for honesty, trustworthiness

Sycamore Valley Academy 5th-grader Shania Rojas is someone her classmates and teacher can trust, a virtue that the Tulare County Office of Education recognized in December with a feature on the local news.

Seeking alternatives to alternative schools

A dispute at a drinking fountain at North Augusta High School in 2014 resulted in a weeks-long sentence to an alternative school for 15-year-old Logan Rewis, a decision that changed the course of his academic career and contributed to his decision to drop out of school entirely.

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