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July 18, 2016

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.

July 11, 2016

Resources for Discussing Police Violence, Race, and Racism With Students

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

May 02, 2016

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students' Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

University of Pennsylvania psychology Professor Angela Duckworth released a new book on grit Monday, exploring the depths and misconceptions about her research on persistence and passion.

April 25, 2016

Incarceration Affects Education, Panel Says as Ed. Dept. Releases New Resources

The discussion between students, parents, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. came as the U.S. Department of Education announced grants and resources to help educators address the effects of incarceration on students, parents, and their families.

April 04, 2016

Trauma-Informed Practices Will Help Tackle Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.

March 30, 2016

New Resources Developed to Help Mentors Encourage Growth Mindsets

A new toolkit, piloted by City Year mentors, includes 12 lessons on how mentors can encourage growth mindset in those they work with.

March 17, 2016

Non-Cognitive Skills: Is It Enough for Measurements to Be Valid and Reliable?

Even well-tested measures of students' non-cognitive and social-emotional skills create unknowns and potential problems when used in high-stakes accountability, a researcher writes.

March 14, 2016

Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here.

March 11, 2016

Tap Ed Tech to Improve Social-Emotional Learning, Report Urges

Technology can help promote development of character traits and such skills as communication and cultural awareness, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.

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.

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