October 21-27 is National Character Counts Week
During our annual CAMLE Schools to Watch Conference, held on Saturday, November 3, Russell Middle School will be presenting a session on Unleashing Student Performance by Improving Attitude and Effort. Russell Middle School was designated as a National School of Character in 2012.
According to the Character Education Partnership, comprehensive Character Education addresses many tough issues in education while developing a positive school climate. Schools that focus on character are able to transform their school cultures, reduce discipline referrals, increase academic achievement for all learners, develop global citizens, and improve job satisfaction and retention among teachers. Character education includes a broad range of educational approaches such as whole child education, service learning, social-emotional learning, and civic education. All share the goal of helping young people become responsible, caring, and contributing citizens.
Learn more about Russell’s innovative approach to support character education at the CAMLE Conference.