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Governor Sebelius Recognizes Gifted and Talented Wednesday
Gifted children across Kansas were recognized Wednesday when Governor Sebelius declared it the first-ever "Gifted and Talented Day" in Kansas.
13 News
Jan 31, 2007

Tri-Creek alters gifted program
The Tri-Creek School Board on Thursday approved restructuring the elementary gifted and talented program, allowing students to remain in their home schools.
Times 
January 31, 2007

Talented students, on hold
In his State of the Union address last week, President Bush called on Congress to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), saying "We must increase funds for students who struggle...and make sure these children get the special help they need." But NCLB, as it is currently implemented, largely ignores another important group that is struggling -- gifted and talented students.
News and Observer
January 30, 2007

Gifted student feels Left Behind
As No Child Left Behind policy is reviewed this year, there is one group of students some think may have been left behind - those who are high achievers.
49 News
January 30, 2007

Nashua Seeks Fairer Way to Identify Gifted and Talented Kids
School officials are searching for ways to make sure poor and minority children are fairly represented in programs for Gifted and Talented Students.
Boston Globe
January 28, 2007

South Washington Schools / Gifted Curriculum Grows
The South Washington County school district has decided to expand its program for gifted and talented students at Royal Oaks Elementary in Woodbury.
Pioneer Press
January 27, 2007

Love of Learning: Which Children Have it Most
Which children like school the most?
NY Times
January 24, 2007

School seeks new ways to find gifted kids
About 500,000 students across the state - roughly 8 percent of California's schoolchildren - have shown such talent and potential that they are receiving educational services developed for the academically, creatively, or otherwise gifted.
The Record
January 22, 2007

Changes concern parents
The city school district has made changes to its gifted and talented program that it says will better serve pupils.
Vindicator
January 21, 2007

Proposal Redefines 'Gifted' Students
State's plan would lower IQ standard, add testing scores.
The Ledger
January 21, 2007

TA's Gifted Program: Mostly for the rich
The gifted and talented classes in Tel Aviv's Graetz school are the only framework for gifted children at the elementary school level.
Haaretz
January 21, 2007

Gifted Programs: The Cure for the boring summer
This summer, Culpeper County's gifted students can join their peers in some challenging educational prorams.
Culpeper Star
January 19, 2007

Some city parents must battle system for best education
Lisa Wiggins fought for months to have her 6-year-old daughter moved into a classroom that would challege her intellectual ability.
The Daily News Journal
January 18, 2007

Aztecs vs. Greeks
If "intellectually gifted" is defined to mean people who can become theoretical physicists, then we're talking about no more than a few people per thousand and perhaps many fewer.
Wall Street Journal
January 17, 2007

CTY Launches Math, Science Site for Gifted Pre-College Kids
To meet the challenges of the 21st century, the world needs exceptional thinkers in mathematics and the sciences.
The Gazette
January 17, 2007

South Washington County/Program for gifted kids might grow
The South Washington County school district wants to expand its program for gifted and talented students at Royal Oaks Elementary in Woodbury.
Pioneer Press
January 16, 2007

In testing for Gifted Programs, a few knots
A new admissions process for highly coveted gifted-and-talented programs in New York City elementary schools has been riddled with glitches....
NY Times
January 15, 2007

Parents turning off the tube, Census report finds
Today's children are more likely to learn at grade level and more likely to face restrictions on TV use than older brothers and sisters.
Burlington Free Press
Janusry 15, 2007

Gifted classes on the hit list for next year
Cutting programs won't save much money, parents say
Ottawa Citizen
January 15, 2007

Plymouth woman takes a step to help gifted students
Steppingstone School founder Kiyo Morse of Plymouth Township says her staff aims to teach kids to be independent learners.
Detroit Free Press
January 14, 2007

Bright Kid Blues
By the time they enter kindergarten some kids can read and do math. So why don't their schools let them skip a grade?
Can-West News
January 13, 2007

Elsinboro seeks students for Gifted/Talented program
Elsinboro Township School is currently soliciting recommendations from parents about which students should be enrolled in the school's new Gifted and Talented Program.
Sunbeam
January 13, 2007

Kids Appear to be on the Right Track
The U.S. Census Bureau released a report today showing that 75 percent of children ages 12-17 were academically at or above the grade level for their peers in 2003, the latest year figures are available. State tests, graduation rates and other information were used to calculate these statistics.
Crescent-News
January 12, 2007

Race is on for spots in classes for gifted
The fiercest battle in New York City this month isn't for a seat on the No. 2 train. It's the high-stakes struggle among as many as 15,000 precocious 4 and 5-year-olds who all want a seat in a publc school gifted program.
Daily News
January 11, 2007

Learning's Great Gifts
In Education 2007 the phrase "G and T" doesn't stand for a teacher's stiff drink at the end of a long day. To hundreds of youngsters in Yorks' secondary schools it means Gifted and Talented.
The Press
January 10, 2007

Duke Begins Training Teachers of Gifted Children
Teachers of exceptionally bright students in the Durham Public Schools will receive special training through a new collaboration between the school system and Duke University.
Duke News
January 10, 2007

Young, Gifted and looking skyward
The key to building support for the space program among younger generations is to implement the Vision for Space Exploration.
Herald-Tribune
January 6, 2007

GATE Academy
Gifted students from 32 schools from throughout the Humboldt, Del Norte, Klamath and Mendicino counties will convene at Humboldt State University on Tuesday for the 15th annual Gifted and Talented Education Academy.
Eureka Reporter
January 6, 2007

Middle school students develop teamwork through adventures
Fifth- and sixth-grade Gifted and Talented students at College Hill Middle School developed teamwork and decision-making skills
Texarkana Gazette
January 6, 2007

Education: Still Too Little Too Late
Education is the key to development, there is no argument over that. But what kind of education?
Menafn-Arab News
January 7, 2007

State approves grant to start program for gifted students
School officials got some good news late last week in the form of a $35,000 grant to start a program for gifted and talented students.
Daily News
January 7, 2007

Gifted Program Sessions Slated
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School officials this month will hold information sessions on its Talented and Gifted Program with the goal of recruiting more pupils and educating parents.
The Republican
January 03, 2007

Schools Seek and Find 'Gifted' Students
Most of Alexis Peterson's students are third-graders in name only.
Washington Post
January 3, 2007

Will Florida redefine 'gifted'?
Florida policymakers are considering changes to the state's gifted education program that could redefine smart and let more join the club next school year.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 3, 2007

Gifted Program Under Scrutiny
Racial imbalance exists not only in certain Greenwich schools, but also in the Advanced Learning Program, according to Superintendent of Schools Betty Sternberg.
Greenwich Time
January 2, 2007

Thinktank calls for return of grammar schools
A report calling for the return of grammar schools was today strongly condemned by the chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, Sir Cyril Taylor.
EducationGuardian
January 2, 2007

Extra money for gifted pupils in English schools
A VOUCHER system is being introduced to schools in England for the first time in a bid to meet the educational needs of the brightest pupils.
Western Mail
January 2, 2007

Britain'wasting talent of its brightest kids'
A new report condemns 'anti-elitist ideology' for stifling bright pupils' right to fulfil their potential.
The Guardian
January 1, 2007