• Promising Practices
  • Promising Practices in Character Education Announced for 2014 
    Hundreds of effective strategies that develop good character in young people are recognized 
    May 23, 2014 
    Washington, DC – The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has announced that it will award 315  Promising Practices to schools, districts, and youth-serving organizations from across the United States  as well as from Canada, China, Greece, and Mexico. 
    “These great ideas offer educators and others working with young people practical ways to develop  empathy, conflict resolution skills, and good citizenship. Quite often, these practices involve not only  students, but parents and the larger community,” said Dr. Dave Keller, Program Director. “CEP is excited to be able to recognize these wonderful educators and share their work with others around the world.” 
    This year’s winning practices include unique anti-bullying programs, creative ways to integrate character  and academic subjects, effective strategies for developing student leadership, and activities that build community – within the school and beyond. See list of winning practices. 
    CEP’s 2014 National and International Promising Practices in Character Education  represent: 
    • 5 nations 
    • 23 states – with the largest numbers from Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kansas, and  Oklahoma 
    • 203 public schools, 21 charter schools, 10 private schools, 7 youth-serving organizations, and  8 school districts 
    CEP sponsors the annual program to showcase innovative best practices that are having an impact  across the nation and abroad. CEP encourages educators with similar needs to learn from and even  replicate these successful initiatives. CEP will honor the 2014 recipients at the 21st National Forum on Character Education, to be held in Washington, DC, October 30-November 2, 2014. 
    School/District Name 
    Woerner Elementary School 
    Practice Name
    Woerner School to Family Connection 
    School/District Name 
    Woerner Elementary School 
    Practice Name 
    Woerner Connects to Local Service Members