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Leading the Nation in Character Education
It is the mission of the New Jersey Alliance for Social-Emotional and Character Development (NJASECD) to develop life-long learners who are responsible citizens prepared to enter the global society.
Character and Justice for All
Choosing to live a life of good character means accepting all people, demonstrating tolerance for those who struggle, being open to including all, embracing respect, giving back to society, modeling a culture of love, being thankful for what you have, striving for improvement and supporting change.
Conferences Through the Years
Take a look at all of the amazing things that happened at our past events!
Final Showcase for the ASCENT Project Allows Schools to Share Their Successes!
ASCENT is an alliance of 18 schools from three states – NJ, NY and PA. They all share a common bond: they teach “vulnerable populations.” Vulnerable populations come to school with many challenges (high poverty; language barriers; minority/ immigrant cultural differences; low parental involvement).
“The work that the NJASECD team does has been instrumental to the continued growth and improvement of Woodmont’s school culture and climate. Your consistent and varied forms of support and professional development have given us the knowledge and opportunity to plan and implement research-based strategies to build student voice and collaboration among all students within our school. Though this work was initially implemented with the focus of nurturing a positive school culture and climate within Woodmont, we have also seen our students’ academic performance rise at the same time. Simply put, students who feel cared for feel confident, and confident students embrace academic challenges and succeed in meeting them. We’ve seen that happen at Woodmont.”
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