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Federal Government Grants Historic Waiver from No Child Left Behind Standards, Tests Kansas Initiative Will Use Quantum Learning Citizenship Model - Press Release

8 Keys Holds Two Assemblies at New Orleans Schools

New Orleans Assembly MLK The Excellence Effect movement held 8 Keys of Excellence assemblies at two New Orleans schools recently, Schwarz Alternative School and Dr. Martin Luther King High School, located in the lower ninth ward. These assemblies were made possible through the efforts of the school's administrators, Ms. Horten and Mr. Lockett, and Dr. Hicks and Ms. Wiley. At both assemblies, several members of the Transformational Leadership Council, an elite group of many of the greatest transformational leaders in the world today, attended and participated by discussing the 8 Keys of Excellence and interacting in small groups with the students. Mr. Lockett wrote, "Your outstanding presentation, enthusiasm, selfless commitment, and sheer love permeated into our hearts, and showed students that there are persons that dedicate their time, love and efforts into making the lives of children more fulfilling." Watch a video with highlights from the assemblies.

We are the "Charity of the Month"!
Mike Dooley, creator of Notes from the Universe at www.tut.com, has made us his official "Charity of the Month" for February and we are enjoying incredible response!

Here is our official web page- check out the amazing messages!
"On behalf of my grandchildren, my children and the children you'll touch!" - Martha

Please post this link on your Facebook, Twitter and Linked In pages and help spread the word. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/gftu/february2011

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A message from Mike Dooley:
I'm super excited to let you know that my friend, Bobbi Deporter, founder of Learning Forum International, has set a stunning goal of reaching 50 million kids by 2015, and suddenly… it's happening! She's dedicated 27 years to her “overnight success”! Lots of amazing people are now seeing what she's done and are getting behind her non-denominational, real world, results-proven "8 Keys of Excellence Character Education Program"! Your help would also make a FANTASTIC difference! -Mike Dooley

New Schools Join the 8 Keys of Excellence Character Education Program
Welcome to the following schools that are now part of the 8 Keys of Excellence family:
Altamont Grade School, Altamont, Illinois
Cody Middle School, Cody, Wyoming
Hastings Middle School, Hastings, Nebraska
Henry Dalton Elementary School, California
Glasgow Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia
K-8 Community Independent Study Home School, Auburn, California
Woodall Elementary K-2, White House, Tennessee
Molasky Junior High, Las Vegas

The Excellence Effect awarded TLC Humanitarian Award for 2010-11
8 Keys of Excellence and The Excellence Effect movement was awarded the Transformational Leadership Council's humanitarian award for 2010-2011. The official announcement reads, as follows:

"The transformational leadership council has, as its members, an elite group of many of the greatest transformational leaders in the world today. Even among such stellar talent, Bobbi DePorter, and her achievements, shine ever so brightly."

"The first recipient of the TLC Humanitarian Project Award goes to The Excellence Effect, recognizing the enormous contribution that the 8 Keys of Excellence character program is having on the educational system across the United States. We are pleased to be participating in a program that is supporting 50 million young adults to embody the 8 Keys of Excellence."

Raymond Aaron
Co-Chair of the Awards Committee of TLC

Zen DeBrücke
Co-Chair TLC Humanitarian Project

New KeyCard Prices!
The 8 Keys KeyCards are now more affordable when bought in bulk. New prices are as follows: $10 for 1-25; $8 for 26-99; $5 for 100+. Visit the 8 Keys Online Store.

8 Keys of Excellence Teachers Nominated for Education Awards
The Oceanside California Chamber of Commerce's Annual Excellence in Education Awards honor and recognize "Outstanding Employee of the Year", "Administrator of the Year", and "Teacher of the Year." This year several local 8 Keys of Excellence teachers and administrators are nominated. A portion of the event proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to local students and classroom grants for school projects. For more info, visit www.oceansidechamber.com/eduex/index.html

8 Keys of Excellence at National Character Conference in October
Bobbi DePorter is attending the 2010 National Forum on Character Education in San Francisco, October 28-30, 2010 representing the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program and The Excellence Effect. For more info, visit www.character.org

Jefferson Middle School Reports 29-32% drop in Expulsions/ Suspensions
In their first year of using the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program, Jefferson Middle School reported a 29% drop in suspensions and a 32% drop in expulsions for the 2009-2010 school year.

"The 8 Keys of Excellence program has enhanced our school program by helping to create a more positive climate on campus. Our message was clear to students and their families about the characteristics we value as staff."- Wendi Cocita, Assistant Principal

Coastal Academy reports GPA increase of .5 points
In their first year of using the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program, Coastal Academy reported an average grade point average increase of .5 points for the 2009-2010 school year. 100% of their teachers surveyed asked for the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program again next year.


8 Keys of Excellence
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Learning Forum International
Visit the Learning Forum International website to learn more about our 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation.

Academic Summer Camp
SuperCamp is the learning and life skills summer enrichment program for middle and high school students that Bobbi DePorter co-founded in 1982.

Quantum Learning
Learn about Quantum Learning school programs for students, teachers, administrators and parents, a part of Quantum Learning Network.

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