Midmorning Hour 1 for October 5, 2011
Classroom MPR Photo/Tim Post Guests Dave Levin: KIPP Co-Founder and Superintendent. He currently serves as Superintendent of KIPP New York, and serves on the Board of Directors of KIPP Foundation. He received the Robin Hood Foundation's John F. Kennedy Jr. Hero Award in Education in 1999, was appointed to the New York State Commission for Education Reform in 2003. David Shenk: award-winning author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us. He is a lecturer, a short-film director, and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com and has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS.
Many students work to achieve high GPAs, but what about CPAs, or character point averages? Certain educators and psychologists say that character development in the classroom is the key to student success.