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June 02, 2013

No One Grows Up Wanting to be Abused

While speaking at Comicpalooza in Texas, Sir Patrick Stewart was asked a question that allowed him to highlight the damaging effects of domestic violence around the world.

May 28, 2013

Are Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers Changing the Game?

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.

May 15, 2013

Does Arts Education Matter?

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

May 12, 2013

How Do Schools Unlock the Potential of English-Language Learners?

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

May 05, 2013

High Quality Preschool Isn't an Option for Children in Poverty

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.

April 30, 2013

Michelle Rhee Doesn't Put All Students First

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.

April 19, 2013

Part II: Meeting the Needs of the Gifted & Being Accountable, Too

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

April 17, 2013

What Does 'Gifted' Look Like?

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

April 03, 2013

Can't Focus...There's a Pill for That

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

April 02, 2013

What Reading First Should Have Taught Us

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.

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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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