Five CHARACTER COUNTS! schools are among the winners.
Superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty and CHARACTER COUNTS! Teacher Trainer Mary Jo Enyeart went to San Francisco last week to receive the Golden Bell Award on behalf of the Downey, California, Unified School District.
In his new book, education expert Samuel Casey Carter examines 12 public and charter schools “where confident children joyfully strive to accomplish worthy goals in concert with their friends.” Carter specifically applauds the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at Hinsdale Central High School in suburban Chicago.
This irreverent guide to grantwriting will feel like a friend when you’re done. Author Jonathan O’Brien’s conversational style is easy to follow and makes readers feel they’re capable of securing funding. The aim is not to turn readers into great grantwriters (he’d be out of a job if that happened) but to make them think […]
Anecdotal evidence may drive your character-development initiative, but without data to support it you may lose track of changes happening in your school. Not only does data help drive change in your programming, it can be a powerful tool for successful grant applications. All schools collect data on academics and behavior, but not all use […]
Many school systems make character education as much of a goal as academics. But funding for such programming depends on data. CC! advocates the measurement of students’ character and publishes the biennial Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth.