TEXAS CHARACTER EDUCATION WEEK HISTORY
The Texas Character Education Week holds a special place as one of the School of Science and Technology Discovery District’s exemplary practices in character education. This celebration was born from the proclamation by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who declared November 15, 2019, as the inaugural Texas Character Education Day. The success of the day led to its expansion into a week-long celebration in 2020, and since then, it has become a cherished tradition in Texas.
The impact of the Texas Character Education Week has not gone unnoticed, as it has garnered recognition as a promising practice by character.org, an organization that has been validating character education programs in districts and schools globally since 1993. This validation further cements the significance and effectiveness of this initiative in fostering character development among students.
The Week Momentum has transcended borders, reaching out to students, parents, and teachers in more than forty (40) countries through its ‘Color the World with Character Traits Poster Drive’. This global reach showcases the universality of character education and its potential to positively influence communities worldwide.
As we continue to celebrate the Texas Character Education Week, let us be inspired by the impact it has had and strive to promote character education as an essential foundation for nurturing compassionate, responsible, and empathetic individuals in our society. Together, let’s continue ‘Coloring the World with Character Traits’ and building a world where character thrives and communities flourish.