Placing police officers on school campuses is nothing new. But in response to the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and elsewhere, the idea is gaining traction. It’s also coming under fire by some youth advocates, judges and criminologists.
Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court rendered a much anticipated decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s school choice voucher program.
In the wake of December’s tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, school safety has become a hot-button issue. Last week, the White House released a $150 million proposal which aims to help the nation avert gun violence and improve school safety.
In the wake of Friday’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we want to pass along some links that provide helpful ways to talk to children about coping with acts of violence. There are no easy answers, but there are ways to make them feel safe, loved and supported.
Schools, organizations, entire communities across the U.S. and countries around the world found wonderful ways to celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! Week 2012 (October 21-27). Here in California, our CHARACTER COUNTS! staff visited schools across the state every day last week and came back with some great stories that we’d like to share with you:
Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation for National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week on Wednesday, urging all public employees to seek out opportunities to emphasize the Six Pillars of Character in their work with young people in order to promote character development.
Are you ready for a CHARACTER COUNTS! Week celebration fit for a super hero? I know we are! Have you picked a theme yet? Ours is: Character Is Our Super Power, and it has us all revved up! What will weaving character into Red Ribbon Week and making it all about healthy choices look like at Westwood-Bales? I’m glad you asked!
Across the country it seems people are finally becoming aware that bullying is a very serious problem in our schools. The latest, chilling incident was caught on video last week and has gone viral on YouTube with over 1.3 million page views. In addition, the story has been covered by every major news network. During the video, several students in North Greece, NY […]
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 […]