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Schools Raise Bar for Classes for the Gifted
In an effort to transform the city's gifted and talented programs, which he has long derided as a hodgepodge of offerings that have favored children in certain neighborhoods and with well-connected parents, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced a plan yesterday to limit the programs to students who score in the top 5 percent on admissions tests.
NY TIMES
October 30, 2007

Major change at IPS
Revamp would offer fewer schools but more choices
Indy Star
October 30, 2007

City Schools Change Admissions to Gifted Programs
New York City is making the admissions process for gifted and talented programs in the public schools more challenging.
WNYC - New York
October 30, 2007

In Science Classrooms, a Blast of Fresh O2
Maybe you've seen the television quiz show, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and will proudly attest that you are. But how might you stack up against the students in Faye Cascio's ninth-grade physical science class?
NY TIMES
October 29, 2007

City Plans Overhaul of Gifted Programs
The city education department is recommending an overhaul of its gifted and talented programs that is likely to change both who can get into the programs and what the programs look like.
The Sun
October 28, 2007

When It All Adds Up To A Child Genius
TV programmes about gifted children invariably provide great entertainment, though probably not for reasons the participants would enjoy.
The Daily Record
October 27, 2007

Senate Bill Could Triple H-1B Visa Fees Paid By Employers
The amendment, passed Tuesday, would tag on an additional $3,500 per visa to be earmarked for U.S. scholarships.
InformationWeek
October 24, 2007

Numbers of gifted black students are on the rise
The likelihood of black students in kindergarten through fourth grade identified as gifted in St. Landry Parish has increased since 2001.
Daily World
October 23, 2007

Nigeria: Emir Wants Two Secondary Schools for the Gifted in Gombe
The Emir of Gombe Alhaji Usman Shehu Abubakar has called on the state government to establish two special secondary schools in the state for the gifted to boost education among exceptional students in the area.
Daily Trust
October 23, 2007

Robotics challenge students
Grant Harrison has an idea. It is evident by his wide eyes, excited body posture and high-pitched voice.
The Guard
October 22, 2007

Gifted Students Log On To Virtual School
Hey kids, tired of looking at teacher? Wish you could take more challenging classes than your school offers now? How'd you like to go to "virtual school?"
The Monroe County Advocate
October 22, 2007

Gifted Memories: Educational experiment took hold and has grown
Fifty years ago, 24 bright-eyed students in the sixth grade made history when they became the first academically gifted class in North Carolina.
Winston-Salem Journal
October 21, 2007

THINGS DON'T ADD UP FOR MATH WHIZ
Life is not always easy for the "Gifted" child in this engaging new book.
Free Lance-Star
October 21, 2007

Are gifted-student high schools losing their appeal?
As national award winners are no longer exempted from university entrance exams, the gifted-student school system seems to be losing its popularity.
Thanhien News
October 20, 2007

Gifted students need more options, report says
Children who excel in the classroom are being underserved by educational programs in St. Clair County, according to a report released earlier this week.
Times Herald
October 19, 2007

Vidushi Shrimali of Coppell: Time's not on our side
Student life is a blur of AP classes
Dallas News
October 18, 2007

Parents think Pine View lottery is unfair
Parents of gifted students in Sarasota County are frustrated with the new lottery system instituted at Pine View.
Venice Gondolier
October 17, 2007

'I feel like I'm learning more'
Stanford program helps students progress in math at their own pace.
Morning Sentinel
October 17, 2007

Test focus may lead to neglect of gifted kids
High-stakes testing often forces teachers to focus on underachieving students and neglect gifted ones, researchers say.
Baltimore Examiner
October 17, 2007

New guide is launched to help find exceptional students
A new resource that will help teachers to identify children whose abilities may be exceptional has been launched.
Belfast Telegraph
October 16, 2007

Richland offers classes for gifted middle schoolers
The discussion was fit for a college class.
Tri City Herald
October 15, 2007

Cedar Hill Superintendent assures gifted-talented results
Dealing with gifted and talented math students was a major part of the Oct. 8 Cedar Hill School Board meeting.
Cedar Hill Today
October 15, 2007

Morse thinks about growth
What if Milwaukee's Samuel Morse Middle School expanded its programs for the gifted and talented to cover sixth through 12th grades?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 14, 2007

Gifted
A 'gifted' mind longing to be average Rumi's aptitude propels her to Oxford at 15. She's a girl struggling to reconcile East and West, fantasy and reality.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Book Review)
October 14, 2007

Focus on IQ, slow students dims future for brightest
In a recent article, "Are We Failing Our Geniuses?" (Time magazine, Aug. 27), John Cloud correctly asserts that our education system is not nurturing the students who have the greatest potential.
Palm Beach Post
October 13, 2007

Educators discuss troublesome aspects of NCLB
Sharon Radd claims that public education in the U.S. has manipulated marginalized populations and has become privatized, imperialized and consumer-driven.
Twin Cities Daily Planet
October 13, 2007

Gifted pupils may soon get more options
Gifted students across Sarasota County could soon have more options for attending specialized programs similar to the one at Pine View School.
Herald-Tribune
October 12, 2007

How Young Is too Young to Start Studying?
Many Parents Believe Their Children Are Gifted, but Experts Say Most Are Not Prodigies.
ABC News
October 12, 2007

Parent calls for GATE program study workshop
During the most recent school board meeting a concerned parent addressed the board on the topic of the district's gifted program and how these students need as much consideration as those who require intervention.
LaCanada Valley Sun
October 12, 2007

School, community face big decisions
Patrons of Delphi Community School Corporation may have just a couple months to chime in with their thoughts on proposed facility upgrades.
Carroll County Comet
October 11, 2007

Buena Vista teacher has an "experimental nature"
If you ask the coordinator of Greenville County Schools' gifted and talented program what makes Buena Vista's Mary Berry such an outstanding addition to the program, she'll tell you it's because Berry herself is "exceptional."
Herald-Journal
October 9, 2007

How to keep G&T provision at the top of your school's agenda
Many other areas compete with G&T for their share of personalization funding. Josephine Smith and Paul Ainsworth share their tips for raising awareness of G&T in your school
Teaching Expertise
October 9, 2007

Mobily Aims to Tap Young Saudi Talent
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched a special program to prepare Saudi youths as potential candidates to enter the labor market.
Arab News
October 9, 2007

Are We Failing Our Children?
Gifted and talented students in school are viewed as having the highest level of intellegence, but did you know these kids can also face the biggest challenges.
Local News 8
October 8, 2007

We've got talent
ROYAL Manor Arts College on Portland has 31 students who have met the rigorous criteria required to become registered with the National Academy for Gifted and Talented children.
Daily Echo
October 7, 2007

Heights students to stay in Jupiter
In the end it all came down to a new gifted center in the 2010-2011 school year.
Jupiter Courier
October 6, 2007

N. Raleigh charter set for gifted, challenged
A group of North Raleigh teachers and parents beat out a well-financed and well-organized private company for one of the state's last charter school openings.
News & Observer
October 5, 2007

Some Kearney freshmen advance in math at double the rate of regular classes
Beyond Basics started new math program this year that challenges gifted students
KC Community News
October 4, 2007

Gifted track may be axed
Approval of an upcoming bond in the Nov. 6 election will ensure Mohave Middle School's self-contained gifted programs, which is one of two of its kind in the district.
Independent Newspapers
October 3, 2007

Gifted kids get attention
Most members of the School Board support having a separate school or center for their education.
St. Petersburg Times
October 3, 2007

District prepares students
Children plan for road ahead
Independent Newspapers
October 2, 2007

Gifted group launches Web site
The group Hudson Advocates for the Gifted and Talented is gearing up to provide support and resources to Hudson parents and educators by launching a Web site and announcing its first online book discussion. 
Beacon Journal
October 2, 2007