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January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 24, 2015

Is 'Grit' Racist?

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 19, 2015

Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Educational grit is just a fancy way of saying resilience. Teaching students to develop stamina as learners is as important as the content we teach. What are your tips for fostering perseverance in our students?

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.

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.

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