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May 11: Character.org announces 47 schools and 1 District of Character.

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January 25: Character.org announces 76 State Schools and 1 District of Character.

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January 7: Character.org President Arthur Schwartz offers a statement on the insurrection at the Capitol.

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August 11: Character.org announced Dr. Larry Nucci as the 2020 Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

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June 1: Character.org announced the 246 Promising Practices for 2020.

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May 15: Character.org recognized one Colombia School of Character in 2020. See the press release - SPANISH VERSION

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May 15: Character.org announced that 84 schools and 7 school districts have been certified as 2020 National Schools of Character.

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December 11: In honor of her son lost in the Sandy Hook school shooting, Scarlett Lewis and Arthur Schwartz urge all schools to emphasize character development in this article published by the Hill.

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October 20: Arthur Schwartz, Scott Raecker, and Matthew Davidson outline the four areas of character (moral, performance, intellectual, civic) and why they are vital in this article published by the Des Moines Register.

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October 13: Arthur Schwartz challenges our politicians and constituents to bring character to the forefront of our efforts to improve ourselves and our country in this article published by EdWeek.

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May 15: Arthur Schwartz and Lori Soifer write about the Schools of Character in an article published in the educational website The 74.

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