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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.

May 15, 2013

Teachers Endorse Social-Emotional Lessons; But Subject Lacks Priority

A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.

March 14, 2013

Risk and Failure Have Lessons Students Need for College Success

Teachers and parents need to help young adults learn from failure to build the resiliency needed for success in college, says author Debbie Silver.

March 11, 2013

Schools Turn to Character Ed. to Raise Achievement, Prep for College

Schools recognize the value of character education in student achievement and college success.

December 27, 2012

Kindness Boosts Student Popularity, Study Shows

Mean girls and bullies may rule the pecking order in Hollywood, but a new study suggests kindness is linked to popularity.

November 27, 2012

Millennials: A Generation of Cynics, Survey Says

Only one of every two dogs is actually eating students' homework, according to a new installment of a biennial study of student character.

October 22, 2010

Character Education: An Embarrassment of Riches?

A leader of one of the character education programs studied by the Education Department finds good news for the field in an otherwise discouraging report.

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