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

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.

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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