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Character Education in Alaska

Thursday, May. 5, 2011

The Bering Strait School District has become the latest to adopt the Ethics Center's Character-Based Literacy Leadership curriculum. 

As the district describes itself:

"The Bering Strait School District, in northwest Alaska, serves fifteen isolated villages on the Seward Peninsula, on the eastern end of Norton Sound and on two islands in the Bering Sea. Current enrollment is approximately 1800 students and is almost 100 percent Alaskan Native Inupiat, Yu'pik or Siberian Yu'pik Eskimo.Although the number of students served is relatively small, the area served covers approximately 80,000 square miles. Most of the schools are accessible only by small bush aircraft."

CBL Trainer Tom Kostic will provide both in-person workshops and Web-based presentations for the district's scattered teachers. 

The CBL curriculum is used by the majority of California county offices of education, as well as individual school districts nationwide.