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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.
Schools around the country are using key data on students’ performance in the classroom to inform how they can better meet the needs of individual students. In Nashville, data are also improving how students are served beyond the classroom and in the community.
Scan almost any school system website and you will find a mission statement. While some make a broad commitment to helping students succeed in tomorrow's world and reach their full potential, most prominently and proudly tout that they are preparing students for success after high school.
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