Building the Soft Skills for Success

In addition to skills like reading and math, “soft skills” such as communication and teamwork are also important for children’s success. In many cases, these soft skills are developed outside of formal education environments, such as extracurricular or community-based activities. However, there seem to be widening class gaps in participation in these after-school activities. This memo advocates for integrating more soft skills into classroom learning.
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January 2016
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