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Resolution, APS Character Counts

Resolution, APS Character Counts

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This resolution was adopted by the APS Board of Education and made Character Counts! the model for character education in the Albuquerque Public Schools.
This resolution was adopted by the APS Board of Education and made Character Counts! the model for character education in the Albuquerque Public Schools.

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Resolution
To endorse and Implement Character Counts! Program in theAlbuquerque Public Schools
Whereas,
Albuquerque Public Schools reaffirms the need to join with other community groups to actively engage in the development and demonstration of ethical behavior among youth, adults, and
Whereas,
the mission of Albuquerque Public Schools is to provide learners of allages the skills and knowledge needed to become successful and productivemembers of a dynamic society , and
Whereas,
the Albuquerque Public Schools recognizes that students in our schools are more likely now than in the past to experience family disintegration,homicide, drug use, teen age pregnancy, dishonesty, suicide, and strongmessages from media and society that undermine home teaching of ethicalvalues, and
Whereas,
the Albuquerque Public Schools recognizes that no single communityinstitution can instill ethical behavior in youth and adults if it is acting without thesupport of other institutions and groups, and
Whereas,
the Albuquerque Public Schools recognizes the important role playedby teachers and other adults in school settings in modeling good character for young people
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED;
1.That the Albuquerque Public Schools endorses the Aspen Declaration onCharacter Education as well as the Character Counts! Program as ways todevelop character based on six core ethical values; trustworthiness,respect, responsibility , fairness, caring and citizenship;2.That the Albuquerque Public Schools will enter into community-widediscussions with other institutions and groups to reach agreements aboutthe role of each in promoting ethical behavior among young people, andadults in various aspects of life;3.That the Albuquerque Public Schools is committed to creating models of ethical behavior among all adults who serve students and schools;4.That the core curriculum should continue to give explicit attention tocharacter development as an ongoing art of school instruction;5.That materials, teaching methods, partnerships, and services to supportschool programs shall be selected, in part, for their capacity to support thedevelopment of character …

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