Blad, E. (2018, August 21). Schools Should Teach (and Measure) ‘Soft Skills,’ Parents and Educators Agree. Retrieved January 16, 2019

Schools should assess students on both “academic knowledge” and “nonacademic skills”—like teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity—parents and educators said in a new survey. But they offered widely varying views on exactly what those skills should be. About eight in 10 respondents in each group—teachers, parents, superintendents, and principals—said it’s “equally important” for schools to assess students in both areas.

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