From the Director’s Chair: What Is Pursuing Victory With Honor?

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” “Second place is just the first loser.” “Winning takes care of everything.” “Win or go home.” We’ve all heard quotes like these, and we’ve all seen the nightly broadcasts of playoff games that are “do or die.” I’m a huge sports fan, but sometimes I have to laugh when I hear broadcasters […]

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Are Your Students Licensed Digital Citizens?

We recently posted an article about learning to drive and how the Six Pillars of Character can be used as guideposts along the way. Here’s a different take on driver’s ed: the Digital Driver’s License (DDL), a systematic approach to teaching digital citizenship and cyber-safety to young people. A recent article in The Journal, a technology education publication, describes the concept […]

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Poll: Philadelphia Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed multiple felony charged against four elementary school teachers and a principal for their alleged roles in cheating on state exams. The charges — which include perjury, tampering with public records, forgery and criminal conspiracy — stem from allegations of changing student answers, providing answers to students and reviewing the test questions before handing out […]