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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Angela Duckworth

Nominated in Education

About Angela Duckworth

Theories about the best way to educate our youth have always been hotly debated, and psychologist Angela Duckworth is a leading figure in the current discussion. The New York Times claims that Angela, “made 'grit' the reigning buzzword in education-policy circles,” working as the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. On Twitter, Angela keeps 37K+ followers informed about current policy practices and studies in the education industry, while also promoting her non-profit Character Lab, which advances the science and practice of character development so all children can reach their fullest potential.

Angela Duckworth's best work on social