Character Education: What States Are Doing provides up-to-date information for those interested in finding out what lawmakers are doing to encourage character education at the state level. Thirty-six states have laws that specifically mandate or encourage character education. Download the file for state-by-state details .
MANDATE character education (18) ENCOURAGE character education (18) SUPPORT character education, but without legislation (7) No legislation specifically addressing character education (8)
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