Student Perspectives: Creating Community through Activities & Sisterhood

  In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re featuring the voices of two young women, Jasmine and Ndasia, current students at Early/Middle College at Bennett, a 2015 National School of Character. Early/Middle College at Bennett is an all female high school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. by Ndasia Gerald, a student in the Class of … Continue reading “Student Perspectives: Creating Community through Activities & Sisterhood”

Spotlight on Pennsbury: Core Values Unite the District

Principle 1, ““The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation for good character,” becomes a little bit more challenging when you apply it to an entire district. How can an entire district create an intentional and unified effort to promote core values? We turn to 2015 National District of Character, Pennsbury … Continue reading “Spotlight on Pennsbury: Core Values Unite the District”

Tips from the Faculty Lounge – Linking Smart & Good

In the 2015 Schools of Character magazine, we featured advice from six principals at National Schools of Character, but we received great insight from a number of other educators from these schools, as well. Here’s what they had to say: How does creating a caring school climate help students improve academically? “When a school has … Continue reading “Tips from the Faculty Lounge – Linking Smart & Good”

The 2015 National Schools of Character Press Event

At we frequently reflect on our mission and our role in the greater landscape of education. In addition to working directly with schools, we strive to serve as “bridge builders” connecting teachers, students and administrators to researchers and policymakers. This aspect of our mission was abundantly clear as I looked around the room at … Continue reading “The 2015 National Schools of Character Press Event”

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