Character Education in Genesee County

Principal Investigator:
Jessica V. Barnes-Najor

Associate Director, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology

The Genesee Intermediate School District has been funded to coordinate character education strategies and initiatives for the ten public districts, providing oversight and guidance for each district to design a local initiative. Local district projects are mandated to take into consideration the views of parents, students, students with disabilities (including those with mental or physical disabilities), and other members of the community, including members of private and nonprofit organizations, in the design and implementation of the character education programs. To evaluate this initiative, we are implementing a time series, quasi-experimental design to: 1) track all project activities provided to each student; 2) collect information on project implementation; and 3) collect information concerning student outcomes.


Additional CERC members: Jason Almerigi
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative
Community Partners: Genesee Intermediate School District