In the first fireside chat for THE POWER OF STUDENT AGENCY book tour, TED Senior Curator Cyndi Stivers moderates a conversation between author Anindya Kundu, Angela Duckworth, and Pedro Noguera on going beyond grit to close the opportunity gap in our schools.

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Cyndi Stivers is Senior Curator at TED and a media strategist in New York. She started out in hot-type newspapers and has since shepherded media startups and reinvigorated venerable brands on nearly every platform, including magazines, television, radio and online, right back to the early days of the consumer internet.

Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative.

Pedro Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education.

Anindya Kundu is a sociologist of education and senior fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Center for Urban Research (LMIS). His work has appeared in NPR Education, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and he has given two TED Talks with millions of views.