A Matter of Trust

by Mark Hyatt
Executive Director and CEO
Character Education Partnership

Whether or not you consider the scandal that caused CIA Director David Petraeus to resign to be a character failure, most feel that the celebrated General’s ability to lead the intelligence agency had been irreparably compromised. To many of us—especially those with military experience—David Petraeus is a great American public servant and one of the most respected military leaders in modern times. In fact, on a recent trip to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I stayed in the Thayer Hotel. Across the hall from my room was “The David Petraeus Suite.”

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Character Education Partnership Encourages Schools across America to Submit Free Applications for 2013 National School of Character Recognition – Deadline is December 3, 2012

All schools and districts that can demonstrate excellence in character education, as measured by CEP’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, will be considered for State and/or National Schools of Character recognition. 206 NSOC have been named in the United States.

“Winning the NSOC award is very prestigious, but it isn’t about getting an award. It is about doing the work that is important. The award just affirms that the work you are doing as a school community is representative of the 11 Principles.”–Connie Browning, Principal, Uthoff Valley E.S. (2011 NSOC)
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