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A Champion For Character

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  This past week, the NBA experienced a once-in-a-generation earthquake. Jalen Brunson, a 27-year-old All-Star guard who plays for the New York Knicks, signed a four-year extension with the team for $156.5 million. But here’s what caused the...

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Beyond Next Steps: Preparing students for their future lives

By Kirsten McHugh from The Good Project at The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero.Character education can substantially impact students' lives and the culture of schools where it is implemented. When students learn to nurture their character strengths...

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The Healing Powers of the Outdoors

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  Summer has arrived! It’s hard to believe that the summer solstice is tomorrow (June 20). For centuries, the longest day of the year kicked off the harvest season, lighting and jumping over bonfires, building stone circles and other rituals of...

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Our 2024 Promising Practices: Four Reflections

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  Since 2008, Character.org has recognized schools for developing a Promising Practice that has positively impacted school culture, involves a range of stakeholders (students, staff, parents, community members), and aligns with one or more of our...

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