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Four Parkway schools receive Promising Practices award

6/21/2023 -- – Four Parkway schools and the Parkway School District received a 2023 Promising Practice award from To receive a Promising Practice award, schools must demonstrate how they put one or more of the 11 Principles of Character Education into action. certified 177 Promising Practices in schools and organizations across the country that foster character development in children and teens.

The Parkway schools listed below are recipients of a 2023 Promising Practice award.

  • Carman Trails Elementary: Inspiration tree
  • McKelvey Elementary: Data-driven decisions for social, emotional and behavioral needs of students
  • Northeast Middle: Restorative conversations
  • Oak Brook Elementary: Focus on character
  • Parkway School District: District-wide ethos statement

"We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.” will honor each 2023 Promising Practice recipient (schools and organizations) at its 30th Anniversary National Forum live in Washington D.C. to be held November 6-7.

About Founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success. is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character development researchers. The vision for is to expand our work to families, sports, and the workplace. Visit to learn more.