As we draw closer to the Character Education Partnership’s annual conference (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.), we are featuring guest posts from educators who represent a CEP-designated National School of Character. In today’s post, Illinois educator Pam Bylsma looks back at Hinsdale Central High School’s journey to becoming a National School of Character. Before becoming […]
The culture of a school shapes its students by teaching them habits of thought and action that stay with them for life. Great school cultures produce happy, successful, ethical students. But where do these cultures come from? How do they work? Can one school replicate another’s success? These are the questions Samuel Casey Carter answers […]
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.