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In "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character," Paul Tough argues that there's more to success than being brainy; that determination, discipline, and an adventurous spirit are equally as important, if not important, than performing well on standardized tests. Tough speaks Sep. 5 at Politics and Prose.

In "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character," Paul Tough argues that there's more to success than being brainy; that determination, discipline, and an adventurous spirit are equally as important, if not important, than performing well on standardized tests. Tough speaks Sep. 5 at Politics and Prose.

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