19 teachers from Garfield High School in Seattle refused to give a high stakes test. How do educators get policymakers to listen to their needs.

Education needs less accountability enforcers and more administrators who can create positive school cultures.

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about allowing teachers to bring guns to school or to hire armed security guards for every school. School districts are finding themselves go from discussing BYOD to discussing BYO...G.

If we want to change the outcomes for boys, we need to first come to grips with this reality: School is a better fit for girls than for boys.

Our children are bombarded with messages about who they can be when they grow up and it's more important now than ever to make sure that were are offering them the opportunity to learn from positive role models.

If we want students to question educational changes and budget cuts, we must encourage me to speak up in the classroom.

The writing process should be fun and exciting and Peter uses the book Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg to show how.

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to get people to step back and reflect on life. It shouldn't but it does. Many people try to learn something from even the most horrific of events. The Sandy Hook tragedy is one such event that people are trying to learn from. Some choose to fight about gun control and others are looking to television, video games and music. There is another group who are looking at how to create a little peace and happiness during a very sad time. Moments like Sandy Hook make us feel unsafe. They make us feel as ...

Schools can learn a great deal about the NOH8 campaign which focuses on acceptance for all marginalized populations.

The public school system is not just at risk of losing its creativity, it is at risk of having all schools looking the same.

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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