BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADOPT CHARACTER COUNTS! This week, about 80 more principals, counselors and teachers will receive their certificates as CHARACTER COUNTS! champions joining 60 others certified a few weeks ago. This cadre of educators from 23 schools will launch a fully integrated values-based student development program to about 13,000 students. The program focuses on the development of good character, positive life skills and academic competencies. See charactercounts.org.