Character Education Legislation
Character Education: What States Are Doing provides up-to-date information for those interested in finding out what lawmakers are doing to encourage character education at the state level. Thirty-six states have laws that specifically mandate or encourage character education.

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MANDATE character education (18)ENCOURAGE character education (18)SUPPORT character education, but without legislation (7)No legislation specifically addressing character education (8)
AlabamaArizonaConnecticutDistrict of Columbia
AlaskaColoradoHawaiiIdaho
ArkansasDelawareMissouriMassachusetts
CaliforniaIowaMontanaNevada
FloridaKansasNew JerseyNew Hampshire
GeorgiaLouisianaNorth DakotaNew Mexico
IllinoisMaineVermontWisconsin
IndianaMarylandWyoming
KentuckyMichigan
NebraskaMinnesota
New YorkMississippi
North CarolinaOhio
South CarolinaOklahoma
South DakotaOregon
TennesseePennsylvania
UtahRhode Island
VirginiaTexas
West VirginiaWashington