What We’re Reading: Character Matters

Author: Judy Yauch
October 24, 2014


Science is finally catching up to what educators and parents have known for decades – that students succeed in life by developing not only academic skills, but by also developing character skills. Researchers at the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution released a study this week, which determined non-cognitive life and character skills matter as much to success in life as academic skills.

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The question is, “How can our education system make developing non-cognitive life and character skills as central to education as academic skills?”

Read Education Week’s summary of the study here, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

You can also read the full study here.

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