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Plans to Establish an Integrated School for Gifted Children
The government is planning to establish an integrated school for the gifted and the talented that will teach children who have special gifts in humanities, social studies, science, cultural studies, and the arts.
Donga Korea
April 30, 2007

Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard
On a Sunday morning a few months back, I interviewed my final Harvard applicant of the year.
NY Times
April 29, 2007

'Gifted child' dispute taken to High Court
The parents of a gifted student refused early entry to a Queensland high school will take their fight to get compensation to the High Court.
Courier Mail
April 27, 2007

School board taking gifted-student program back
Connor Bitter is bitter. The 11 year old was devastated to learn he might have to change schools after the District School Board of Niagara announced plans to eliminate its gifted programs.
The Review
April 26, 2007

Teacher honored for challenging gifted students
Winner of district's annual award 'loves to learn,' board member says
Argus Leader
April 25, 2007

Schools' gifted programs get reprieve
State lawmakers agree to freeze, not halt, funding after parents organize and protest mightily.
Orlando Sentinel
April 24, 2007

Are gifted children being left behind by NCLB?
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act aims at reaching those students- who are low academic performing or special needs- before they fall behind.
Boca Raton News
April 22, 2007

Gifted students make big plans for summer
School during summer vacation? This actually sounds like fun.
Moultrie Observer
April 21, 2007

'Gifted' student loses court battle
A court has rejected a bid by a student, whose mother believed her to be gifted, to seek early entry into high school.
Nine News
April 20, 2007

Gifted kids get less attention in school
When President Bush passed the No Child Left Behind Act, teachers around the country were required to help children with low academic scores perform better. But some say there's another group of students that's being ignored -- the gifted ones.
News 14
April 20, 2007

Even smart kids need some help, group says
Cindy Gustafson is concerned that gifted students don't get what they need in school.
St. Petersburg Times
April 19, 2007

Enrichment program should be spared the axe
The pending end of the enrichment program at the District School Board of Niagara is lamentable, not only for the impact it will have on some of the smarter kids Niagara has to offer, but also for the way it has come about.
The Standard
April 19, 2007

Acquiring a Liver Leads to Understanding of Gifted Kids
It is essential that parent and teachers understand the nature, quirks, and vulnerabilities of gifted kids--only then can gifted children truly thrive.
Newswire AZ
April 19, 2007

House bill gives boost to gifted students
A temporary fix for a funding threat to gifted student programs got tacked onto a different education bill by the House Policy & Budget Council Friday.
Venice Gondolier
April 18, 2007

Human Intelligence: Going Beyond Mere IQ
The ability to excel at a variety of tasks, with a particular emphasis on academic success, is intelligence.
American Chronicle
April 18, 2007

State looks to aid gifted students
For the first time in 15 years, state legislators have proposed spending money to help schools serve their gifted and talented students.
April 18, 2007

Students face 'big loss,' parents say
Laura Hogg beams when she talks about school. The field trips to the Stratford Festival. The never-ending list of independent research projects requiring her attention. The friends she's made in class.
The Standard
April 17, 2007

High school program for gifted could grow
Two policy changes - one that has angered teachers and another that worries students - generated much of the discussion at Thursday night's St. Charles School Board meeting.
April 16, 2007

Fix for gifted funding problem headed to conference committee
A glitch in an otherwise technical education funding bill that threatens money for high school gifted programs will be worked out in budget conferences beginning next week
April 13, 2007

Gifted programs dodge funding bullet
The state Senate passed a limit on funding for gifted-student programs Thursday, but school officials are relieved.
Venice Gondolier
April 13, 2007

Parents of gifted children find allies in district and SAGE group
Exciting things are happening for gifted children at the Shenendehowa Central School District, thanks to the efforts of a group of local parents who have banded together under SAGE (Shenendehowa Advocates for Gifted Education).
Community News
April 12, 2007

Parents protest public school board decision; programs for gifted students being phased out
Over the next three years, Niagara's public school board is phasing out its full-time elementary school programs for gifted students, with some of them being shut down this year.
Osprey News Network
April 12, 2007

Belen Prep recruiting gifted blacks
An elite Hispanic preparatory school is extending its reach to gifted black students.
Miami Herald
April 11, 2007

Gifted funding in the spotlight
High school gifted-student programs might lose some of their funding in this state legislative session.
April 10, 2007

Is separate equal for district's students?
Wisdom of pulling gifted kids from class questioned
Argus Leader
April 9, 2007

Speaking on expectations
I read about an interesting study conducted several years ago in the Chicago school system which was a remarkable demonstration of the power of expectations.
Cleveland Daily Banner
April 08, 2007

Oversight of gifted programs sought
"Unless [gifted-regulations revisions] get the time and energy they need, we could end up with something worse than we have now." Jay Clark of Lancaster County
The Patriot-News
April 08, 2007

Changes proposed to The Academically Gifted program
If Pat Peel had a blank check, a revamped The Academically Gifted program in the Rapid City School District would be a Hummer rather than the scooter it's likely to become.
Rapid City Journal
April 6, 2007

States Seen Renewing Focus on Education Of Gifted
Florida and Wisconsin are among the states considering changes to the system they use to identify gifted children, part of what experts in the field say is a national trend of reaching out to children traditionally underrepresented in academically advanced classrooms.
Ed Week
April 6, 2007

State should expand gifted program
About 15 percent of school children in Kentucky are identified as gifted, while 16 percent in Ohio are. Meanwhile, only 2 percent of West Virginia schoolchildren are said to be gifted.
April 5, 2007

Kyrene aids gifted students
Kyrene school district, like others in the Valley, is experiencing declining enrollment as it competes with charter and private schools and more homeowners with no school-age children move into its communities.
The Arizona Republic
April 5, 2007

Subtracting a 'gifted' gap in math education
Project M3 steers often-overlooked students from low income and minority backgrounds into advanced math classes.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 5, 2007

Online Gifted Education Program Meets Gifted Kids Where They Are
The National Academy for the Gifted, the first private online K-12 gifted school, has just opened its doors. Learn more about their innovative approach.
Click Press
April 3, 2007

Lawmakers open to funding gifted students
A bill to provide state funding for Reno's school for gifted and talented students received a warm first welcome Monday at the Legislature, despite the governor's plea that almost $112 million be slashed for his proposed biennium budget.
April 3, 2007

Gifted child in court challenge
A GIFTED student, who was refused early entry to high school, should have her discrimination case reheard for the good of all talented children in public schools, a court heard today.
The Courier Mail
April 2, 2007

Gifted program eyes change
West Virginia is reviewing policies that could expand the state's program for exceptional students, which is smaller than many across the country.
April 2, 2007

All gifted children need to have friends
Q. I have a 6-year-old child who's very bright academically. She just started first grade and has been assessed in reading at a third grade level. However, I'm concerned about her social skills.
April 1, 2007

Meeting the needs of gifted children
All children have a right to education but is enough being done to help those who are gifted realise their full potential?
The Star
April 1, 2007

Karnes receives lifetime award
Longtime University of Southern Mississippi professor Frances Karnes has made a career of educating gifted students, their parents and their teachers, and at today's Founder's Day festivities she is getting major kudos from her colleagues for her innovative work.
Hattiesburg American
April 1, 2007