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May 21, 2015

Making Sense of 21st Century Competencies

As the list of 21st century skills grows, we need new ways to connect them to each other and attach them to longstanding psychological constructs.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

April 27, 2015

The Problem With Grit

Rather than focus on students' perseverance, schools should create environments students want to attend and work hard in, argues Jal Mehta.

February 24, 2015

Never Give Up on Students: Schools Need 'Grit,' Too

Leaders of New Visions for Public Schools take the concept of "grit" and apply to it to schools, and show it is critical for success.

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.

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