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Non Cognitive Skills

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

Elaine Weiss | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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
TNTP

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?