Character-Building Program To Reward One Student A Week In HISD Schools

August 14, 2008

The Houston Independent School District school board will review today, Aug. 14, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at “character education.”

The U.S. Department of Education awarded an almost half-million dollar grant to HISD to help more than 16,000 students at 15 schools who are currently benefiting from the Character Education Program. The four-year grant, which comes through the Funds for Improvement of Education: Partnerships in Character Education program, will provide teacher training, student-leadership training, parent workshops and research materials.

Luby’s is sponsoring the Achieving Character Together awards program for HISD students in grades six through eight. This character-building program will reward one student at each HISD middle school every six weeks for demonstrating outstanding character values in the classroom. These students will receive prizes and an opportunity to receive scholarships. In its inaugural year, Luby’s will contribute more than $90,000 in incentives and scholarships to support this partnership.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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