Displaying Posts from April 2014

  • 04.15.14 Foundations

    Character development program launches

    Many people are surprised to learn that the best predictors of a student’s academic performance in college are not high school GPA or SAT scores. Rather, studies from the University of Pennsylvania show that character strengths, like persistence, self-control, and self-confidence, are more accurate at predicting success.

    Happily, such traits are not simply innate—they can be learned through intentional teaching. For some at-risk children, the coaching they receive in these areas is as critical as classroom instruction in reading, math, and science.

    In January,…

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