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August 04, 2015

Renaming Noncognitive Skills to Emphasize Success

David T. Conley proposes an alternative name for the so-called "non-cognitive" skills that are vital to students' success in college and the workplace.

June 24, 2015

Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.

May 04, 2015

High Schools That Walk the Social-Emotional Walk (and Don't Just Talk the Talk)

A new study from Stanford University shows how schools can infuse social emotional learning with academic instruction and improve student engagement and academic achievement.

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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