Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has signed new legislation that makes the values of the Tus Valores Cuentan program a permanent part of the curriculum of the Puerto Rico Department of Education. The new amendment (No. 149 to amend article 3.03) requires that universal values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship are part of the […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that will require New York school districts to establish protocols to curb online bullying. The new legislation goes into effect July 1, 2013 and expands upon the 2010 Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-bullying law that first created guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures […]
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 […]
The tragic suicide of a 13-year-old boy in Otsu, Japan was most likely the result of systematic bullying by the boy’s classmates, and even his teachers, reports ABC News. Though the suicide occured last October, a recent anonymous survey of students at the school has revealed shocking details of physical and psychological torment. According to ABC News, “In […]
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This month’s featured lesson plan focuses on one of the real meanings of the holidays — peace.
We caught up with Leslie Mowers, the organizer of the 14th Annual San Clemente CHARACTER COUNTS! Jamboree, to find out what’s new at this long-standing community event.
February 6th was Super Sunday, but it was also Souper Sunday for some 15,000 churches and community organizations dedicated to fighting hunger in the U.S.
In this lesson, students identify troublesome behaviors and use critical thinking to determine which Pillars they can lean on to counter them. Also check out these lesson plans for Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
A recent survey by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that greater wealth doesn’t necessarily make for better education levels. What does improve education levels?