Too often state education departments claim that schools can make local decisions, but that only happens after those schools receive state approval.

Nikhil Goyal is the author of One Size Does Not Fit All and gave a very passionate speech at the June 8th Rally in Albany, NY.

During this time of educational reform many leaders want to speak up but they are just as scared to be vocal as their teachers are.

Last week, NYSED Communications Director Tom Dunn contacted me at school about a guest blog he didn't like.

Schools that are opting out of recess in order to provide more academic time are making a mistake that will negatively effect students for a long time.

Educators always have expectations of their students but do students have expectations of their teachers?

A really cute Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple brought out the worst in some viewers.

Sandy Hayes, the President of the National Council of Teachers of English is asking for a moratorium on CCSS assessments so that schools and states can learn from the first year of implementation.

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.

Bellingham, Washington Principal Bob Sampson gave his students a sun day, instead of a snow day so they could see that life outside of school is just as important.

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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