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November 25, 2015

Principal Addresses Student Fears After Shootings at Minneapolis Protests

The principal of an elementary school located near a police precinct where five protesters were shot this week reassured her students in an emotional morning announcement.

November 23, 2015

New ESEA May Use Noncognitive Traits in Accountability. Is That a Good Idea?

Draft language for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to open the door for the use of noncognitive factors and student engagement in state accountability systems. But researchers say measures of such traits are imperfect.

November 16, 2015

Paris Attacks: Social-Emotional Learning Helps Students Process Traumatic Events

Social-emotional learning programs give students a comfortable, familiar way to discuss difficult events, be they local or international, teachers say.

October 27, 2015

Study Measures Which Teaching Traits Boost Student Agency, Mindsets

The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.

September 17, 2015

Walton Family Foundation Invests in Research on Measuring Grit, Character

The Walton Family Foundation will fund research on measuring and nurturing social-emotional skills and grit.

June 25, 2015

Partnership Launches Emotional Intelligence Resources for Families

GreatSchools, known for producing profiles of schools, has announced a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 11, 2015

New Federal Grant Aims to Help Schools Boost Noncognitive Skills

The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.

June 03, 2015

Social-Emotional Learning Review Aims to Help Secondary Schools Select Programs

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning calls its secondary schools guide a Consumer Reports for social-emotional learning programs.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

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