The National Forum on Character Education is a two day event full of thought-provoking breakout sessions, networking opportunities and inspiring talks from many of the true thought leaders within character education. Other keynote speakers include Eduardo Briceño, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works, Barbara Gruener, counselor and character coach at Friendswood Independent School District and Mary Gordon, founder and president of Roots of Empathy, along with Mr. Kristof who will deliver the keynote.
Teachers, school administrators, parents and character education enthusiasts are encouraged to register online. Attendees are sure to be recharged, re-inspired and recommitted to their work by attending this conference.
Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. In 1990, Mr. Kristof and his wife, then also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their
coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006, for commentary for what the judges called "his graphic, deeply reported columns that, at personal risk, focused attention on genocide in Darfur and that gave voice to the voiceless in other parts of the world.”
“We are humbled and thrilled to have Mr. Kristof present to our attendees during the National Forum on Character Education,” said Becky Sipos, CEP’s Interim CEO. “During the conference, CEP looks forward to highlighting the many advancements in character education to the hundreds of anticipated attendees. Kristof and our many additional distinguished speakers is sure to make this year’s event one of the best in its 21 years.”
In addition to the event program, CEP will also honor its 2014 National Schools of Character who were announced in May. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, honored the 2014 winners in this video.
Character Education Partnership is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. Based in Washington, DC, we are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in our nation’s schools. We provide the
vision, leadership and resources for school, families and communities to develop ethical citizens committed to building a just and caring world. For more information about the Schools of Character Program and how schools can improve through high-quality character education, visit character.org. Engage CEP on Facebook.