Special education services are vitally important for meeting student needs but there is a delicate balance between educating and enabling.

Schooling in America has long been governed by conflicting demands that generate a paradoxical relationship.

On Friday, every educator and administrator who is fortunate enough to work with students, regardless of whether they are in a primary or secondary school, had a piece of themselves taken away.

Tempered radicals are individuals who can work within an organization and help change it for the better. Education needs more tempered radicals.

As an elementary school teacher I was required to provide homework to students every night except for Fridays. During school vacations we were required, yes...required, to provide packets of math and ELA to students. Every vacation I gave my first graders packets of dittos that they had to complete before they returned. I was young, inexperienced and untenured. I cringe at the fact that I provided that experience to students at such a young age. There were times when homework took longer than 20 minutes. Yes, I asked all the right questions. • Does your child have a quiet spot...

Flipping faculty meetings offers an opportunity for administrators and staff to discuss what is really important about education which will ultimately benefit the students.

As much as we seem to be a society that wants to share our opinions with others, we don't seem to be a society that wants others to share their opinions with us.

Parental involvement involves a delicate balance between parents and schools because both parties are at risk of sending mixed messages without truly listening to one another.

Educators need to step outside the political debate to see the positive side to the Common Core State Standards

Do educators and administrators really encourage all types of diversity or do they really prefer it not be prevalent in schools?

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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