Announces 2016 National and International Promising Practices

Hundreds of effective strategies that develop good character in young people are recognized.

Promising PracticesMay 2, 2016, Washington, DC – has awarded 327 Promising Practices to schools, districts, and youth-serving organizations from across the United States — as well as from Canada, China, Colombia, and Mexico.

“These great ideas really highlight the creative efforts of amazing teachers all across America — and the world,” said Dr. Dave Keller, Program Director. “It’s great to recognize what’s going well in the classroom. These practices represent practical, effective ways to develop empathy, enhance conflict resolution skills, and inspire good citizenship.”

This year’s winning practices include unique anti-bullying programs, creative ways to integrate character and academic subjects, effective strategies for developing student leadership, and activities that build community – within the school and beyond. See List of Winning Practices.’s 2016 National and International Promising Practices in Character Education represent:

  • 4 nations outside the U.S.
  • 29 U.S. states and Washington DC – with the largest numbers from Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, and Oklahoma.
  • 308 public, charter, and private schools, as well as 9 youth-serving organizations and 10 school districts.

See list of 2016 National and International Promising Practices >>