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Bracken test for city's gifted program taken off nationwide market
One of the two new tests for the city's gifted program has been taken off the market nationwide - after the Daily News revealed parents could buy copies online.
November 30, 2007

Schools fall down on TAG service delivery
Portland Public Schools does a good job of identifying gifted children, but a poor job of making sure those children get the services they need, a state investigation indicates.
The Oregonian
November 29, 2007

MIT OpenCourseWare expands for high school students
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking on the issue of inadequate education for youth by extending its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program to include secondary level students.
November 28, 2007

Gifted program returns to district's agenda
The accelerated learning program has returned to the radar screen at Vashon Island School District.
The Beachcomber
November 28, 2007

Challenging gifted students critical to keeping them inspired to learn
Bethlehem resident Randy Fisher's Nov. 18 column about overprotective parents included some statements I could agree with. However, children do need their parents to advocate for them when they are unchallenged or under-challenged in school.
November 28, 2007

Robb wants state funds for gifted studies
Rep. Ed Robb, R-Columbia, wants to tweak the state funding formula to be more specific about money allocated for educating Missouri's brightest students.
Columbia Tribune
November 28, 2007

Raising super bright kids 'enjoyable, humbling'
You'd think Japanese businessman Koh Tamura and his Filipino wife Cecile would be used to it by now -- being parents to gifted children.
November 27, 2007

Stanton: In practice, NCLB is 'No Child Left' Belied
The federal legislation shoved down every public school system's throat might as well be named the Smartest Child Left Behind Act.
Tucson Citizen
November 26, 2007

IPS met with little resistance to closings
Some credit seeming acceptance to benefits, focus on property taxes; final vote is Tuesday
Indianapolis Star
November 25, 2007

Mind matters
Over the centuries, mankind has been particularly fascinated with people who have exceptional mental capabilities, well beyond the average human.
The Star
November 24, 2007

State to revamp gifted education
They're not mentioned under No Child Left Behind. They're not assisted by federal funding or programs.
The Morning Call 
November 23, 2007

Top PSLE student attains highest score in 17 years
St Hilda's Primary School has produced the top PSLE student this year.
Channel NewsAsia
November 22, 2007

School board hears from public on gifted and talented classes
Local citizens attended a lengthy Monday evening Bartlesville Board of Education meeting to voice their opinions on self-contained enhanced curriculum classrooms.
News Examiner 
November 20, 2007

How To Determine Whether Your Child Is Gifted
Parents often wonder whether their children could be gifted but determining whether your child is "bright" or "truly gifted" can be tough and many parents don't know what to look for.
November 20, 2007

New SMS gifted program gains ground
Once he gave the middle school students a bit of the back story about what they were about to see, Chris Gabrels sank down into character and the mood of the room turned solemn.
Summit Daily News
November 19, 2007

How Brockton's Talented and Gifted program works
Where locally can you buy all the items needed for a Thanksgiving Day meal? Just ask the students in a talented and gifted humanities class at the Gilmore Academy.
November 19, 2007

Even most gifted kids need nurturing
On a rainy afternoon, the whiz kids who had no problems delving into Physics 101 hours earlier were having a much tougher time with the mechanics of Latin dance.
The Province
November 18, 2007

Brockton among few school districts in state with gifted and talented programs
Twelve-year-old Sarah Raphaelson punched numbers on a calculator in her math class as she figured out how statistics are used in fantasy football.
November 18, 2007

The others left behind
Parents, advocates say gifted students need same amount of support in schools as low-performers.
Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2007

High Schools for Gifted Students
Selective high schools for the state's most academically gifted students should be introduced in South Australia.
The Advertiser
November 17, 2007

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Pass or Fail? Smartest students get left out; Gifted-program funding all dried up after ed reform
Massachusetts spends $1.8 billion each year on special education, but consistently ranks near the very bottom in state spending on programs for students who are unusually gifted or talented.
The Patriot Ledger
November 17, 2007

Program helps students learn from the best
Though just a fifth-grade student at Hazel Grove Elementary School, Sage Houck knows what he wants to do for a living - sort of.
Lee's Summit Journal
November 16, 2007

Gifted students hurt by No Child Left Behind act
Shortly after President Bush's first inauguration in 2001, the No Child Left Behind act was signed into law.
Charleston Gazette
November 15, 2007

Gifted, But No Cigar
The sooner that the Department of Education abandons the idea that classes for gifted and talented children are some sort of civil rights program, the better off we will all be.
New York Sun
November 15, 2007

Austin district seeks more diversity in gifted programs
Officials trying to increase number of African American students in gifted education.
November 15, 2007

Bridge-and-Tunnel Kids
When city parents choose public schools far afield, what are the consequences?
The Village Voice
November 14th, 2007

School district increases focus on gifted students
School officials are seeking to clarify procedures for identifying students as gifted.
Daily Freeman
November 14, 2007

Gifted/talented program discussed
District Administrator Connie L. Schiestl offered reassurance to parents and students at Monday's school board meeting regarding the direction the gifted and talented (GT) program is taking at the Waterloo School District.
Waterloo Daily Times
November 13, 2007

Cloverdale third graders share the Australian skies from their classroom
It's out of this world is the best description of what's happening at Cloverdale Elementary School.
Cloverdale News
November 12, 2007

Gifted student draws on past to raise awareness about homelessness
Stephanie Klusmann spent her first night alone in the park at age 12.
November 12, 2007

What EOC schools do with ... GIFTED STUDENTS
The Mid-Del, Jones and Choctaw-Nicoma Park school districts are all looking to improve on the programs they offer for gifted students in their respective districts.
The Sunday Sun
November 12, 2007

The third time might be the charm for Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and city gifted-and-talented programs.
New York Post
November 11, 2007

Can the child prodigy work out if he should go to university aged 7?
The parents of a seven-year-old science prodigy have begun a world-wide search for a university place for their child, with the warning that "a great mind could be lost" if he is not offered the chance to pursue his studies at degree level.
Times On-Line
November 10, 2007

Education, quality thereof
How to serve students better? One, throw out the outline. Two, dare to encourage creativity. Three, meet a living example.
Star Tribune
November 09, 2007

Gifted children deserve better education services
The general public does not understand why gifted kids have trouble with our schools. That is why we usually provide inappropriate educational services for them.
Statesman Journal
November 8, 2007

Johns Hopkins program open to gifted Unalaska students
Now through Dec. 1, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor-area students in second through eighth grades may enroll in the annual academic talent search offered by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
November 8, 2007

Extra courses aim to keep advanced students engaged
Seated at tables in the art room of Washington-Kosciusko Elementary, 17 second-graders marveled at a transparency of an ancient Roman aqueduct built around 20 B.C.
Winona Daily News
November 5, 2007

Changes coming for LISD's gifted-talented program
To meet the needs of in-demand professions, Lufkin ISD next year will shift the focus of its gifted and talented program to a magnet program geared toward two main areas, according to Superintendent Roy Knight.
The Lufkin Daily News
November 5, 2007

The schools ruining bright pupils
If I were a teacher - a career change I contemplate quite frequently, as it happens - I would, naturally, be eager to ensure that the brightest children fulfilled their potential.
The Sunday Times-UK
November 4, 2007

Overhaul Set for Gifted Programs
Entry to gifted and talented programs in public schools could become even more competitive this year, following a push by the city's Department of Education to set a higher admission standard - and to get more children to apply.
The Sun
November 3, 2007

Schools to do more to integrate gifted students with mainstream schoolmates
From next year, all primary schools with the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) will do more to integrate gifted students with their mainstream schoolmates.
Channel NewsAsia
November 2, 2007

Schools told to tease out talent
A new champion for gifted and talented children is urging schools to identify England's brightest one million pupils.
BBC News
November 2, 2007

National experts on gifted children to offer advice for parents and teachers
The unique challenges and opportunities parents and teachers of gifted children face is the focus of a new lecture series sponsored by the Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth.
Vanderbilt University
November 1, 2007