New Red Sox Executive Credits Classics Education

“Taught me how to learn.”

The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning

Jay Greene argues that SEL’s moral and religious dimensions are essential, and that efforts to downplay those are likely to render SEL ineffective.

Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is, What It Isn’t, And What We Know

Effective programming focuses on concrete, teachable skills

The Character Assessment Initiative (Charassein)

A new initiative aims to define, develop, and validate measures of what have often been called non-cognitive skills, but we think are more accurately described as character traits.

Is Character Education the Answer?

Developing teenagers’ self-regulation may require something other than parables, slogans, inspirational banners, and encouragement from compassionate teachers.

Behind the Headline: Barack Obama vs. the Culture of Poverty

Two giants of the blogosphere, Jonathan Chait of New York magazine and Ta-Nehisi Coates of the Atlantic, have been engaging in an epic debate this month over the concept of “the culture of poverty.”

Reform Agenda Gains Strength

The 2012 EdNext-PEPG survey finds Hispanics give schools a higher grade than others do

High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do

Remarkably little has been written about the state of citizenship education in our schools. Pollsters/analysts Steve Farkas and Ann Duffett have delivered an invaluable service in their new study “High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship: What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do.”

An Appeal to Authority

The new paternalism in urban schools

By David Whitman    Character Education, Features  

Civics Exam

Schools of choice boost civic values

From Aristotle to Angelou

Best practices in character education

By Paul J. Dovre    Character Education, Features  

Tug of War

The Right wants schools to inculcate civic values. So does the Left. Which is why the public schools should avoid civic education altogether

By JAMES B. MURPHY    Character Education, Journal, Research  

Vote Early, Vote Often

The role of schools in creating civic norms

By DAVID E. CAMPBELL    Character Education, Journal, Research  
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