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Opting Out of the Rug Rat Race

Opting Out of the 'Rug Rat Race' - WSJ.com: "What matters most in a child's development, they say, is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years of life. What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence. Economists refer to these as noncognitive skills, psychologists call them personality traits, and the rest of us often think of them as character. If there is one person at the hub of this new interdisciplinary network, it is James Heckman, an economist at the University of Chicago who in 2000 won the Nobel Prize in economics. In recent years, Mr. Heckman has been convening regular invitation-only conferences of economists and psychologists, all engaged in one form or another with the same questions: Which skills and traits lead to success? How do they develop in childhood? And what kind of interventions might help children do better?"

CTB/McGraw-Hill Forms Publishing Advisory Board to Guide Company in Developing ...
Sacramento Bee
1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the country's leading educational assessment partners, today announced the creation of a Publishing Advisory Board that will guide the company as it works to develop assessments that reflect the goals of ...

CTB/McGraw-Hill Forms Publishing Advisory Board to Guide ...
By eSchool News
Board will counsel CTB as the company works to address Common Core State Standards and other emerging assessment requirements MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011.
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Cibulka Discusses how the "New Normal" Provides ... - NCATE
Jim Cibulka lays out several strategies for continuing the transformation of educator preparation in the "new normal," in the latest issue of Quality Teaching. ...

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