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Ed. Dept. Doles Out New Grants for Learning ‘Mindsets’

Three urban school districts, plus a network of charter schools, will split nearly $2 million in one-time grants aimed at helping students develop the kind of “mindsets” and skills that will help them learn.

What exactly are “learning mindsets”? They’re often a broad synonym for a swath of “softer” skills, including social and emotional abilities, or character education. Essentially, they are about how students think about and approach learning, rather than about the content itself.