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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.

July 01, 2014

New ED Research Partnerships Tackle Teacher IMPACT, Gritty Grades, and More

The U.S. Education Department is launching 18 new research partnerships around critical education issues.

March 20, 2014

How Today's Teachers Develop Grit and Resiliency

Resilient teachers discover their own power to find meaning, solve complex problems, and make meaningful connections, Meenoo Rami says.

March 18, 2014

To Harness Teacher 'Grit,' Remove Obstacles That Hinder Teaching

Jennifer Barnett argues that schools can't just achieve a workforce with grit merely through recruitment efforts.

March 18, 2014

'Grit' Is Not a Substitute for School Support of Teachers

Cindi Rigsbee says she returned to teaching after almost giving it up, but not because she lacked grit.

March 12, 2014

Why I Changed My Mind About Data

Improvement research offers a way for schools to use data to strengthen deeper learning.

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.

February 18, 2014

Building Strong Children

Building strong children should not be a serendipitous by-product of our work with children. It must be as much our focus as teaching them information about their subjects of study.

January 02, 2014

School Climate and Student Well-Being Issues We'll Be Watching in 2014

Data, guns, and grit made our list of issues to watch in 2014 that could affect the lives of students during the school day.

December 30, 2013

Beyond the Core: What About Other Important Outcomes?

The expectation debate in this country has been focused on common math and English standards but there are other outcomes that can be even more important to life success. A University of Chicago CCSR review and a couple of popular books suggest, "We don't teach the most important skills."

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