Anti-Bullying Music Video is a Hit

Two high school students in Bradenton, Florida recently came up with a great way to spread the message to “Stop the Bullying.” And they a won a contest to boot. Christian Kelly and Nakell Alvarez’ song “Teenager Survivor” won the grand prize in Maple Leaf Communications’ Teenage Survival Vids4Kidz Contest.

Texas School District Honors Past Graduates as Pillars of Character

The Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, TX will honor six of its past graduates as “Pillars of Character” at its annual gala at the Westin La Cantera Resort on September 5, reports The event and silent auction is expected to raise more than $150,000 for the Needham Education Foundation’s Classroom Innovation Grants-to-Teachers Program. This year’s honorees […]

The Character Olympics

The pageantry and passion of the Olympics this past month got me to thinking about the upcoming school year and sparked this inquiry: How can we prepare our students to be Character Olympians in the classroom? And that question brought about this visual representation of going for the gold, because Character Always Wins.

Saluting the 2012 National Schools of Character (Part 2)

With the new school year upon us, 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 two of our three-part series, we’re featuring the North Boulevard Elementary School in the Pequannock Township School District in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. The school’s mission statement is “Educating Every Student, Every […]

Catching Up With the 2012 CEP National Schools of Character Award Winners

Last May, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) — a national advocacy organization with which CHARACTER COUNTS! is affiliated —  unveiled its 2012 National Schools of Character award winners. In a new three-part series, we will be interviewing teachers and administrators from three of the award-winning schools (which are also CHARACTER COUNTS! schools) to discuss their successes in character education, and how they plan to […]