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Non Cognitive Skills

Rebecca Klein

Why Schools Should Pay More Attention To Students' Grit And Self-Control | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

It may be just as important to evaluate schools based on students’ levels of motivation and perseverance as it is to judge them based on students' s...

Getting School Discipline Right by Attending to "Non-Cognitive" Skills

Elaine Weiss | Posted 01.31.2015 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The shift toward restorative justice and similarly supports-based disciplinary policies is encouraging. We must build on that momentum to make nurturing non-cognitive skills a core component of policy, rather than the afterthought it currently is.

What Should Kids Learn in School?

TNTP | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education

By Sam Firke This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. There’s a lot to like about the Common Core standards, including this su...

A Seven-fold Return: Investing in Early Childhood Education

Michael Seo | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Michael Seo

Research and evidence from established programs continually prove that investing in children ages 0 to 5, is an investment in society that pays high dividends.

Beyond 'Grit:' Where the Character Conversation Is Going Wrong

Stephen Chiger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Stephen Chiger

For kids, the secret to success is... experiencing success. If we try to tease out character education (or school safety) as being unconnected to a rigorous academic environment, we'll never be able to craft solutions that best serve our kids.

What Have Economists Learned About Indigenous Peoples?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Does attachment to cultural values and traditions that never change help you or hurt you in a market economy that is always changing?