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Bonus: Interview with writer Paul Tough on why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills

One of the buzzwords in education these days is "grit."

Research suggests that qualities like perseverance, conscientiousness and self-control are as crucial as "academic" skills for excelling in the classroom.

Writer Paul Tough has been looking at the latest research on how those so-called noncognitive skills are developed in young children — starting in infancy — and why kids growing up in poverty or in stressful environments are often at a disadvantage.

He joined our Morning Report show to talk about his new book, "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 23, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about the warming relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam; Bayer's $62 billion bid for Monsanto; and how North Carolina's House Bill 2 is affecting the state's burgeoning tech scene. 

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 20, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a meeting between central bankers and finance ministers from the G7 countries that precedes next week's G7 summit. We'll also interview the CEO of AMC Networks, Josh Sapan, about its new SundanceNow Doc Club.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On today's show, we'll talk about a new rule from the Department of Labor that will grant overtime to millions of Americans; the dent that security lines might put in airlines' bottom lines; and gender rights, going all the way back to the 1964 Civil Rights bill.