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.

Education and learning is so much more than firing teachers and replacing them with iPads.

With an increase in accountability, schools are losing the ability to offer students the opportunity to wonder.

Gay marriage is being debated in the Supreme Court but LGBT topics often go ignored because school administrators ignore them.

Most educators would not want to be a school leader, which is too bad because school leaders have the opportunity to create great connections with students, staff and parents.

It takes more than a genius to lead a school and guest blogger Liz Wiseman tells us how.

Instructional coaches can have an invaluable impact on how educators engage their students in learning every day.

In an effort to give students an edge on high stakes, teachers are assigning test prep for homework which sends a really bad message.

Textbooks have long been a staple in the American Public Education System but it doesn't mean they should still be a part of it.

High stakes testing has brought a new era of accountability and most states focus on what will happen when students, principals or teachers will cheat, so all of the educators who give the tests will be on edge the day these assessments go on-line.

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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