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Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills That Promote Long Term Learning
In a nationwide survey of high school dropouts, 69 percent said that school had not inspired them to work hard. They’re not alone: Many of the students who remain in school don't feel motivated to succeed. This report explains how long-term learning is influenced by academic tenacity — mindsets and skills that allow students to work harder and "smarter" over time.
Our CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann released her first annual letter highlighting some of the lessons she’s learned, including lessons from our education work. And here’s one example of how important it is for teachers to be engaged in the process of helping students reach high standards, because as Sue notes, “deep and deliberate engagement is essential to success.”
Just as teachers are the experts on learning, parents are the experts when it comes to their children. And just as teachers need access to high-quality tools, so too do parents. That’s the mission of Learning Heroes—to inform parents about what’s happening in classrooms and equip them to support their children’s academic success.
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