Character.org Designates 64 Schools and 3 Districts as 2015 National Schools of Character

Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2015) — Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate today recognizes 64 schools and 3 districts from 14 states as 2015 National Schools of Character. Since Character.org’s Schools of Character program’s inception in 1998, 312 schools and 21 districts have been designated with this prestigious designation impacting more than 1.5 million students. (Complete listing of the 2015 National Schools and Districts of Character found at bottom of this announcement.)

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Character.org Announces 80 Schools & 4 Districts as 2015 State Schools of Character

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2015)— Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate recognizes 80 schools and 4 districts from 18 states as 2015 State Schools and Districts of Character today. Since Character.org’s Schools of Character program’s inception, more than 500 schools have been designated as a State School of Character, impacting more than 750,000 students. (Complete listing of the 2015 State Schools and Districts of Character found at bottom of this announcement.)

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Character.org Announces Record Number of Applicants with its Schools of Character Application

January 27, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national advocate and leader in the movement to educate, inspire and empower young people to be ethical and engaged citizens through reclaiming our schools for character, is pleased to announce that 165 schools and districts (representing over 110,000 students and 21 states) have applied to be considered for State and National Schools of Character recognition. The organization is proud to announce that participation in the application process has increased by 22% over last year.
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Character Matters

By Becky Sipos, President & CEO

David Brooks, NY Times columnist and 2013 Forum keynote speaker, wrote in a that “Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government antipoverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t.” As he went on to stress the importance of character and noted the social research that shows its importance, I was cheering him on. I was still with him as he described research that shows that proper experiences can improve performance values such as resilience and self-control.
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The Character Education Partnership Welcomes Nicholas Kristof as Keynote Speaker for its 21st National Forum on Character Education

Washington, D.C. – July 16 – The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, is pleased to announce that New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof will keynote its 21st annual National Forum on Character Education held October 30-Novembver 2, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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