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June 23, 2015

School Climate: What Is the Road Map to Success?

School climate is an important issue for all schools, but the direction school stakeholders is dependent on their needs. What road map is needed to provide their direction?

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.

April 08, 2015

Teacher to Gov. Chris Christie: Tone Down the Foul Language

New Jersey kindergarten teacher Cheryl Meyer used a town hall forum on Tuesday to tell Gov. Chris Christie that her students were picking up on his occasionally impolite language.

March 05, 2015

Teaching the Habits of Democratic Citizenship

Developing the best habits of citizenship in a democracy is the central task of K-12 schooling—if we still honor democracy.

March 05, 2015

Professor: Common Core Teaches Students That Murder Isn't Wrong

A professor argues that public schools are failing to teach students the difference between fact and opinion, resulting in moral apathy among young people.

January 13, 2015

Is the Teaching of Noncognitive Skills Just a Distraction?

A new study raises question about whether schools should be doing more to teach noncognitive traits.

October 22, 2014

For Success in Life, Character Matters as Much as Academic Skill, Study Says

A new study suggests non-cognitive skills like drive and prudence may matter for success in school as much as academic skills.

August 05, 2014

Character Counts: Informing Students' Goals and Values

Both liberal and conservative approaches to poverty treat recipients of social mobility programs as "hollow men," shaped only by economic structures, as opposed to individuals surrounded by certain values and attitudes. These programs tackle only the economic underpinnings, and not the social ones. What role can character education play, and how does it work at the school level?

March 03, 2014

What's Dangerous About the Grit Narrative, and How to Fix It

The Grit Narrative, its shadow spreading back over the land under the guise of "research," threatens to take us straight back to an era where poverty is about laziness and where failure, unless it's the "failing up" of a revered entrepreneur, carries the stain of moral bankruptcy.

November 12, 2013

Ed Reform Needs a Nixon-to-China Moment

One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.

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