Integrating Common Core and Character Education

September 13, 2013, Washington, DC – The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is pleased to announce the timely publication of an important new white paper that will help school districts nationwide to implement most effectively the new Common Core State Standards in K-12 education. Entitled Integrating Common Core and Character Education: Why It Is Essential and How It Can Be Done, the paper is co-authored by CEP Advisory Council members Kristin Fink, executive director of the Utah Coalition for Civic, Character and Service Learning, and Dr. Karen Geller, principal of Upper Merion Area Middle School in King of Prussia PA, and an associate professor at Immaculata University, also in Pennsylvania.

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2014 State Schools of Character Announced

Washington, DC – February 3, 2014 . . . Fourteen states have named 48 schools and districts as State Schools of Character for 2014. Thirty states participate in the State Schools of Character program administered by the Character Education Partnership (CEP). Being named a State School of Character is a preliminary step to being recognized as a National School of Character by CEP.

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