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    Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. 
     
    Some schools are trying a provocative new approach to education called "grit." Teachers at some schools, including Kipp schools, are emphasizing the importance of character skills like persistence and resilience as being crucial parts of a child's education. The idea makes it acceptable for students to fail so they can grow. Rock Center Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams reports.

Last Modified on October 9, 2015