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Making School Like Home Sweet Home: A Counselor’s Journey in Character Education

As we draw closer to the Character Education Partnership’s annual conference (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.), we’re featuring guest posts from educators who represent a CEP-designated National School of Character. In today’s post, Barbara Gruener, Counselor and Character Coach at Westwood-Bales Elementary in Friendswood, Texas, looks back on her journey as a character-education advocate. (Learn […]

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Get Your Grit On! How Kay Granger Elementary Became a National School of Character

As we draw closer to the Character Education Partnership’s annual conference (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.), we’re featuring guest posts from educators who represent a CEP-designated National School of Character. Kimmie Etheredge, Principal of Kay Granger Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, leads off the series by walking us down her school’s path […]

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Tri Sigma Essay Contest Focuses on Kindness

Kindness can change the world. That’s the theme of this year’s Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority essay contest, which is held to coincide with Worldwide CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, October 19-25, 2014. The contest is open to any woman who is affiliated with a national sorority and enrolled full-time at a college or university. If that’s you, […]

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Girls First — Boys Being Left Behind?

In a recent post on the University of San Diego’s blog, Edward DeRoche points out the widening academic gap between boys and girls: “Girls are reading better than boys … and the pattern is giving girls a life-long advantage. Boys are lagging behind girls on standardized reading tests in all 50 states. In Virginia and New Hampshire, middle school girls […]

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From the Director’s Chair: An Oasis of Character in the Desert

San Bernardino is just 60 miles east of Los Angeles, but it seems a world away from Hollywood glamour and glitz. With a 15% unemployment rate and an average household income of less than $21,000 annually, it’s the poorest city of its population size in California. An estimated 40% of its residents receive public assistance. In 2012, […]