May 2013 Archives

Bellingham, Washington Principal Bob Sampson gave his students a sun day, instead of a snow day so they could see that life outside of school is just as important.


Politicians will have to do more than talk to get the support of teachers unions for the NY City mayoral race.


In education, we hear a great deal about bullying but are there testing bullies too?


Recently, professional basketball player Jason Collins came out, and he not only sent a message to other professional athletes, he sent a message to millions of gay men and women who have felt to unsafe to come out.


In these days of high stakes testing and increased accountability, teachers are at risk of trying to assess every part of a child's day.


When it comes to school climate, creating a plan is easy but following through is hard.


Even the American Girl® dolls cannot break away from Pearson and the Common Core State Standards.


Is it possible that leaders inflict their greatest damage with the best of intentions?


Point scales will not help leaders complete their APPR with more integrity but it does give teachers the opportunity to truly highlight what they are doing in the classroom.


N.Y. State Chancellor Meryll Tisch wrote an article about how NY State cannot slow down the implementation of the Common Core but she sent a very conflicting message.


Arts education often has to prove that it leads to student achievement, but what does student achievement mean?


New leaders often feel they have to know it all before they enter a position, when the real power of the position is in the learning that happens from the people around them.


There are numerous ways to educate ELL students, but what is the best way to do it?


Well-behaved educators rarely make history but where do they begin when they want to change educational reform that is bad for kids?


After a decade or more of NCLB, some schools in California are hoping Michael Fullan can help them find the right drivers.


In order to narrow the achievement gap children need to begin with high quality preschool programs. Unfortunately those programs are not found in poor communities and there are many reasons why.


Professional development isn't about wallowing in our own self-pity, it's about establishing and fostering real learning opportunities.


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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