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December 05, 2014

Hard Data, Soft Skills

Summit Public Schools is using new measures to determine whether students have developed "habits of success."

November 26, 2014

Schools Urged to Teach Life Skills for Success Alongside Academics

A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.

October 03, 2014

Report: Noncognitive Skills Should be Taught, Evaluated in Schools

State and federal policy should encourage the teaching of skills like self-regulation, planning, and the ability to collaborate with peers, the New America Foundation reports.

December 07, 2012

At Hershey School, Life-Skills Training Meets Senior Year

Efforts to improve college retention include life skills training at private boarding school.

November 29, 2012

6 Innovations in Social Emotional Learning

Social emotional learning "teaches the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work, effectively and ethically," says Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

October 31, 2012

Non-cognitive Skills: Bad Name, Really Important

Two recent reports point to the importance of so called non-cognitive skills to success in college and work. A University of Chicago literature review funded by the Lumina and Raikes foundations said, "Students must develop sets of behaviors, skills, attitudes, and strategies that are crucial to academic performance in their classes."

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