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Poll: What Do You Think of KIPP-Style Character Development?

Teaching kids “performance character” qualities like grit, optimism and social intelligence is all the rage. The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a leading proponent of this approach. Does it go far enough?
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July's Pillar of the Month: Responsibility

Each month we'll spotlight one of the Six Pillars of Character. We hope you'll join us by conducting activities and contests for kids that focus on responsibility throughout the month of July. Read CC! Director Jeff McMurdy's blog post, which outlines the new monthly program.
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CHARACTER COUNTS!

Show character. Look cool.

Check out our new line of T-shirts that show just how cool character can be. Lower prices all around, plus deep discounts on bulk purchases.
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Invest three days now. Enjoy the benefits for life.

Improve classroom management, academic achievement, and your whole school climate. Sign up for a CHARACTER COUNTS! seminar:
digital citizenship and cyber-safety for teens

Facts and figures about cyberbullying

Did you know that one in four kids has been the victim of online bullying more than once? CHARACTER COUNTS! offers workshops to help schools teach students about responsible online behavior.
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CHARACTER COUNTS! keynote speech

VIDEO: CC! keynote at National Forum on Character Education

See the entire speech CC! president Michael Josephson gave on "Character Education and Beyond" at the conference in Washington, DC.
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2012 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth

Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth

Results from our survey of over 20,000 high school students are available in two reports: bullying/violence and honesty/integrity.


2012 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth

Take our surveys on the state of American education

What do you think of the latest trends in education? How do you rate teacher morale and parental involvement? Make your voice heard by participating in a survey. Read more »
Educators' survey »   Parents' survey »


Michael Josephson's What Will Matter blog

CHARACTER COUNTS! 4.0 Standards
for Educational Outcomes

This comprehensive document draws on the latest research and incorporates the essence of Common Core, 21st Century Skills and social/emotional learning, as well as character development.
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Discount packages on training, materials and more

To help you get started — or update and improve your CC! program — we're offering economical packages that include staff training and a variety of resources. Read more »


CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas

2014-2015 CHARACTER COUNTS! School Agendas now available

Great for implementing CC! in the classroom and home, these planners (grades K-college) help students get organized and become college- and career-ready. Each includes 48 discussion ideas based on diverse people of character. Get a free sample and custom quote today!
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