April 2013 Archives

Considering GLSEN's research and the stories of children dying unnecessarily at a young age, it came as a surprise that Michelle Rhee named someone who doesn't believe that LGBT students have a place in schools, as their Educational Reformer of the Year.

When it comes to social media, teenagers look at privacy in very different ways than the adults around them.

More and more school boards of education are passing resolutions to send a message to state education departments that the over-focus on high stakes testing needs to end.

Teachers have always been the teacher of record but with increased accountability the Teacher of Record (TOR) is creating negativity and stifling creativity and collaboration.

Many states are mandating teachers observations as the most effective way to lead to school improvement, but according to Dufour and Mattos, there are better ways.

Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students and be accountable too?

Madlon Lester, a retired gifted education teacher guest blogs for Finding Common Ground to tell us what gifted looks like.

Too often the focus on education is what is wrong with it and the BAM Radio Network and the Bammy Awards want to put a focus on everything that is right about it.

I have been trying to compose a letter to parents to capture the essence of high stakes testing, and I hope this clearly articulates the message.

Saratoga Springs City School District's board of education signed a resolution asking the New York State Education Department to limit the amount of state testing given to students at the same time parents around the country are choosing to opt out.

Connected leadership is much more than just technology. It's about how leaders connect with all of the stakeholders in their school community.

Public schools are tired of the constant accountability and one-sided memos. They offer very little guidance and often lead to more questions than answers

Teachers never get a chance to share their best lessons but LessonCasts may help school districts correct that issue.

The recent news about the number of youth diagnosed with ADHD is staggering, and should cause us all to reflect on what we do.

Reading First was a competitive grant that was supposed to close the achievement gap but it was only a precursor for what was yet to come.

The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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