“Seven Habits” Program Helps Schools Improve Climate

The AP (10/15, Hollingsworth) reports that some 1,500 schools across the country are using a program called “The Leader in Me,” based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by “self-help guru Stephen Covey.” Students are “assigned leadership roles” and adopt and track personal goals. The AP reports that though the program has proven successful in improving school climate, it is expensive and many schools are unable to pay for it with their Title I funding.