School may be out, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning. While it’s great for kids to enjoy their time off, it’s also important for parents to keep their children’s brains stimulated. With that in mind, this month’s lesson plan focuses on ways to encourage kids to keep the mind and body active »
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It’s time to check in again with one of the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) 2012 National Schools of Character (NSOC) award winners. For part three of our series, we’re featuring the Lawrenceville Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Lawrenceville is also a CHARACTER COUNTS! school.
Last January, our erstwhile reporter, Barbara Gruener, reviewed Maria Dismondy’s book, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, and we were thrilled to learn that the CHARACTER COUNTS! site has been mentioned in a wonderful new post on Citizenship in Dismondy’s blog. The post features some great ideas on how to celebrate Citizenship this week with a 4th of July flavor, »
It’s said an image is worth a thousand words. But, in the age of social media, certain images of unappealing school meals can be worth millions of page views and a chance to make a difference. For nine-year-old UK student Martha Payne, a simple writing project in which she blogged about the highly unappetizing state of her school »
Visitors to the Washington Monument were greeted with an unusual display this past week – 857 empty school desks aligned right in front of the Monument. The desks were placed there as part of the College Board’s “Don’t Forget Ed” campaign and represented the 857 high school students that drop out of schools across America »
Gordon Hirabayashi refused to go to an internment camp when ordered by the U.S. government.
If you could use a $1 donation to feed one person, or 20 people, which would you choose?
Five CHARACTER COUNTS! schools are among the winners.
Try introducing Foldit to your high school students who have a passion for video games. They may get glued to the screen, and cure some diseases while they’re at it.