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The drive to ensure equity vs. striving for excellence
Has the drive to ensure equity over excellence gone too far? Have we neglected our talented students by concentrating most of our efforts and dollars on the lower achievers?
The South Alabamian
August 31, 2007

RMS student enjoyed time at summer camp for gifted students
SCATS is an acronym for the Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, and was formed in 1983 as a practicum for teachers seeking gifted certification.
August 31, 2007

In SD Schools, More Talented, But Worse Performing, Students
Pick a classroom at one of the schools in the San Diego Unified School district and, chances are, you'll find quite a few smart kids. You'll also probably find quite a few exceptionally smart ones -- more than at most other districts in the state.
Voice of San Diego
August 30, 2007

Gifthorse bolts
Warwick University has run the government's gifted and talented programme for five years, with great success. So why has the contract now gone elsewhere?
The Guardian
August 29, 2007

Superintendent discusses No Child Left Behind, district Web site
Paul Dugan is beginning his fourth year as superintendent of Washoe County schools and his 25th year with the district.
Reno-Gazette Journal
August 29, 2007

Gifted students have new option
Five elementaries offer in-house services to those who decline to travel to centers.
St. Petersburg Times
August 28, 2007

The Gifted Children Left Behind
With reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act high on the agenda as Congress returns from its recess, lawmakers must confront the fact that the law is causing many concerned parents to abandon public schools that are not failing.
Washington Post
August 27, 2007

Learning how to teach teachers to excel
An experimental project for selected students countrywide hopes to create excellence in the teaching of science and mathematics, the Basic Education Commission says.
The Nation
August 26, 2007

Labels Aren't What Kids Need
It's that anxious time again, the start of a new school year. But when Alexandria elementary schools resume classes after Labor Day, a lot of parents will be even more anxious than usual.
Washington Post
August 25, 2007

Prestigious fellowship is just whiz kid's latest honor
Every once in awhile, Professor Jim Morrow teased his University of Washington math students by tossing out a truly advanced concept.
Seattle PI
August 24, 2007

Gifted Ky. students get their own school
For a decade, advocates for Kentucky's brightest students have lobbied for a program to give them a more challenging academic environment.
The Courier-Journal
August 24, 2007

Paving the way toward success
After years of failed attempts to get a private elementary school for gifted youth approved by the state, a group of parents has finally succeeded.
The Prague Post
August 23, 2007

Diagnostic Screening of New Students
Part 117 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education requires school districts to screen every new student to the public schools to determine which students are possibly gifted, may have disabilities, and/or may be limited English proficient.
August 23, 2007

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards $2.23 Million for High-Achieving Low-Income Elementary School Students
Extending its strategies for supporting high-achieving low-income students and the educational institutions that serve them, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is expanding its efforts into the elementary school arena.
August 22, 2007

Board looks at part-time enrollment
At its Monday meeting the school board heard from parents of gifted students who urged for a change in the district's policy that bars students from being concurrently enrolled in a district school and in an accredited institution.
The Chieftain
August 22, 2007

Reno school for profoundly gifted students attracts national spotlight to UNR campus
A small school in Reno is attracting some of the brightest students in the country, and a lot of national attention.
August 21, 2007

Funding for Poorest Students Divides School Board
In recent years, members of the San Diego Unified School District board have been divided over the fundamental question of how the school system should spend money intended to be set aside for its most needy students.
Aug. 21, 2007

Man Opposes State's New Gifted, Talented Criteria
Todd Palmer said that he didn't like the guidelines local schools were given to identify gifted students. So, he took the state to court and won.
August 20, 2007

Battle still rages over gifted student criteria
Todd Palmer didn't like the guidelines schools were given to identify gifted students.
The Capital Times
August 20, 2007

Informed Reader
The years of efforts to raise standards in America's schools have come at the expense of one group: America's super-smart kids.
Wall Street Journal
August 18, 2007

No takers yet as prodigy gets As
With the release of the A-level results yesterday, March Boedihardjo has cleared only one of the many hurdles in his quest to study mathematics in a Hong Kong university.
The Standard-China
August 17, 2007

TIME Preview: U.S. Is Failing "Gifted" Students
In this week's cover story in TIME magazine, due out on Friday, John Cloud declares that the American education system is failing "gifted" children. The cover line reads: The Genius Problem.
August 16, 2007

Saudi initiative to support gifted youth
A new programme aimed at supporting gifted people in Saudi Arabia throughout their lives instead of just offering partial support is being planned.
Khaleej Times
August 15, 2007

Staff moves galore in preparation for school year
Among the myriad of staff-related moves approved by the Crookston School Board on Monday was the creation of a one-third time gifted and talented teaching position.
Crookston Times
August 14, 2007

Freeport school panel cuts $96,477
As directed by the Town Council last week, the School Committee on Monday reluctantly cut an additional $96,477 from the school budget.
The Times Record
August 13, 2007

Helping G&T students from disadvantaged backgrounds
NAGTY believes that the at-risk cohort of gifted students, drawn from the lowest social/economic backgrounds and ethnic minorities traditionally under-represented in higher education, would benefit greatly from targeted intervention to support their educational progress.
Teaching Expertise
August 13, 2007

Meeting the needs of gifted and talented 14-19 students
For some time developing gifted and talented provision in post-16 education, particularly in FE colleges, has seemed, for many, an isolated and embattled experience.
Teaching Expertise
August 13, 2007

Is it nature or nurture that makes a genius?
It's the battle of nature versus nurture. Are kids born geniuses or do they become on through teachings?
August 13, 2007

Pushy parents and baby geniuses
Our attitudes to gifted children may be changing for the better, but is the government doing enough to help them
The Sunday Times
August 12, 2007

Proposals won't close book on gifted kids
Frustrated in her efforts over the years to have her son's academic abilities recognized, Gina Villa-Grimsby finally asked the Oconto Falls School District to provide her with its criteria for identifying gifted students.
Journal Sentinel
August 11, 2007

Acceleration positive for gifted kids
The Templeton Foundation published an introduction to the educational acceleration of gifted students titled "A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students," by Nicholas Colangelo, Susan Assouline and Miraca Gross, 2004.
The Coloradoan
August 10, 2007

Money could be in budget for gifted student services
The state's proposed budget could contain up to $5 million for services for gifted children, four years after the services were left unfunded.
The Pantagraph
August 9, 2007

If you're born to the wrong parents, you get the short end of the stick in public school-at least, according to author Peter Sacks.
August 8, 2007

Does the Baby Genius Edutainment Complex enrich your child's mind-or stifle it?
Common wisdom holds that it is wholesome and American to give children the best chance for success: to fill their rooms with lush playthings, to adorn their walls with bright alphabet letters and their plates with mercury-free salmon.
Atlantic Online
August 8, 2007

Action eyed on gifted program
Elgin School District U46 district officials plan to open the gate even further for its future Einsteins and Bill Gates.
Courier News
August 7, 2007

University of Warwick Hosts International Event for Experts in Gifted and Talented Education
On 5 August this year the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children will hold its 17th Biennial World Conference at the University of Warwick, England
August 7, 2007

Gifted grad hopes to engineer fixes for hearts
Marie Godla graduated from Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch in May. She was a National Merit Finalist and was ranked No. 1 in her class with a 4.0 grade-point average.
The Denver Post
August 6, 2007

With a high IQ comes need for special education
When it comes to education of the intellectually gifted, Australia and the United States share a common dread of admitting the obvious.
Sydney Morning Herald
August 6, 2007

Gifted pupils: too many are just ordinary, say teachers
Ministers are overestimating the number of exceptionally bright pupils in Britain's schools, the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children will be told this week.
The Observer
August 5, 2007

British U. plans global gifted program
An English university plans a search for 1,000 gifted young people from around the world to discuss global challenges.
United Press
August 4, 2007

Diversity Subtraction
What are parents of at least six children from Riverdale to think about the process by which their five- and six-year-olds will be excluded from their local elementary school?
The Sun
August 3, 2007

Star students shine for minister
IT COULD be described as the Northside's 'dream factory' but the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) at DCU is much more than just a talent shop.
Dublin People
August 2, 2007

NSW students tested for 'gifted classes'
New South Wales government school students entering grade five next year will take tests to secure a spot in gifted and talented classes.
August 1, 2007