Study: 3 to 4 years of KIPP equals 8 to 14 extra months of learning

Researchers found that after three to four years in a KIPP school, students’ academic growth equaled an extra eight to 14 months of learning, depending on the subject area. This was despite the fact that students tend to enter KIPP… Continue Reading

The Economist interviews Paul Tough and reviews his book “How Children Succeed”

Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed”, asks why, among the early graduates of a KIPP middle school in New York who scored high on tests and got into college, so many had trouble finishing college. Paul Tough, a journalist and former editor at… Continue Reading

Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed,” talks to Express-News

As mentioned in an earlier post, Paul Tough’s recent book, “How Children Succeed”, talks about how we can help our kids to grow not by stuffing their heads with knowledge but by letting them fail and learn how to deal with it.… Continue Reading

HuffPo on Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed”

Huffington Post writer Judy Bolton-Fassman says she is usually skeptical about parenting books, but this one is different. “How Children Succeed: An Interview with Paul Tough”, Judy Bolton-Fasman, Huffington Post, September 21, 2012. Paul Tough, in How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the… Continue Reading