Many states are mandating teachers observations as the most effective way to lead to school improvement, but according to Dufour and Mattos, there are better ways.

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

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

Too often the focus on education is what is wrong with it and the BAM Radio Network and the Bammy Awards want to put a focus on everything that is right about it.

I have been trying to compose a letter to parents to capture the essence of high stakes testing, and I hope this clearly articulates the message.

Saratoga Springs City School District's board of education signed a resolution asking the New York State Education Department to limit the amount of state testing given to students at the same time parents around the country are choosing to opt out.

Connected leadership is much more than just technology. It's about how leaders connect with all of the stakeholders in their school community.

Public schools are tired of the constant accountability and one-sided memos. They offer very little guidance and often lead to more questions than answers

Teachers never get a chance to share their best lessons but LessonCasts may help school districts correct that issue.

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

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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