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August 14, 2015

Can a Text Message Keep Kids in School?

Research shows that a reminder text to students can keep them in school, but are we enabling them at the same time we're trying to help them?

August 05, 2015

Are You Sure Your Favorite Lessons Work?

We are so hung up on our beliefs that we are always looking for research that will support our opinions, and never really take the time to look for research that will debunk our opinions.

July 22, 2015

7 Words to Know When Helping Transgender Students

When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 12, 2015

Wish That I Could Be Like the Cool Kids

As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.

July 10, 2015

3 Reasons Why Many Schools Won't Offer LGBT Curriculum

The Supreme Court made an important and historic decision in the courtroom, and schools should start to make the same historic decision so topics and issues of all minoritized students can be addressed in the classroom.

July 07, 2015

Summer School: No News Is Bad News

CNN's student programming ended for the Summer on June 5th. Does that mean there is nothing for children to learn all Summer?

June 30, 2015

3 Reasons Why We Seem So Angry

If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.

June 28, 2015

Maker Spaces: What Can They Do for ELL Students?

Makers spaces are a growing trend around innovative schools across the country, and they have benefits for ELL students that teachers may not even think about.

June 21, 2015

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?

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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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