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Three Parkway schools named State Schools of Character

3/29/2023 -- Three Parkway schools have been named State Schools of Character for their dedicated focus on character development. Central Middle and South Middle schools and Parkway’s Early Childhood Center are new recipients.

“Each of these schools and districts have put into place an initiative that equips and empowers their staff to reinforce and model a range of positive core values that will shape and form the hearts, minds, and choices of their students,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of

About is a worldwide network of educators, researchers, and civic leaders that empowers people of all ages to practice and model the character strengths and core values that shape the hearts, minds and choices of every person. Founded in 1993 and formerly known as the Character Education Partnership, is widely known for our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. The organization’s vision is to be the global leader and voice for developing character in families, schools, and organizations. For more information, visit