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True Grit vs. Socioeconomic Status

The idea that a student’s work ethic predicts academic outcomes and future success, was famously coined as “true grit” by psychologist, Angela Duckworth. Duckworth found that teachers could teach grit to their students and that grit ultimately predicted GPA and graduation rates. 161 more words

Researchers Assess Florida Developmental Education Reform

July 6, 2016 

Two years after state-mandated developmental education reform to the Florida College System, Florida State University researchers say there are both positive and negative student outcomes as a result of the changes.  602 more words

College Of Education

The World is Flat: Teachers as Innovators

This is a particularly exciting time to be involved in education. Beyond the rhetoric of school reform, there are many emerging opportunities and ideas transforming places of learning in truly innovative ways. 412 more words


A Message For Charter School Teachers During National Charter Schools Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, 2016

In recognition of National Charter Schools Week and also Teacher Appreciation Week 2016, I want to take the opportunity to share my appreciation and gratitude for our incredible Performance Academies team of teachers, and 14 years of successful work together alongside our students and families. 1,068 more words


An Even Better Question

Experimenting with new ways to present and share ideas:

HUGE thank you to Ian Alex-Mac for composing the music and for generously sharing it through Free Music Archive.

Stepan Pruchnicky's Blog

Wisdom Takes Humility

Benjamin Franklin was right. At the U.S. constitutional convention in 1787, he gave some advice to his colleagues:

Having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. 93 more words