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Dept. of Ed backtracks on changes to gifted program
The Department of Education will not end sibling priority for Gifted and Talented Program admissions in the fall.
The Riverdale Press
December 28, 2012

Gifted Students Have 'Special Needs,' Too
Then look at the unmet demand for "gifted and talented" schools and classrooms (and teachers suited to them).
The Atlantic
December 22, 2012

Gifted and Talented students charging ahead with Gettysburg trip
Dr. Suzanne Menges and Ty Stewart, faculty in charge of Thatcher Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, have received approval from the School Board to take students from their after-school enrichment program on quite an adventure.
Eastern Arizona Courier
December 22, 2012

New high school for gifted teens who learn differently opens next fall
Like most parents of teens who attend school out of state, Jennifer Levine is looking forward to her daughter, Mollie Aeder, coming home for the holidays.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 21, 2012

A Policy Shift in Programs for the Gifted Is Abandoned
In a reversal, New York City school officials on Wednesday said they would continue their sibling-preference policy for gifted and talented programs that have more eligible students than seats.
New York Times
December 20, 2012

Education system failing gifted children
In the past week the Victorian government gave its response to the parliamentary inquiry into the education of gifted and talented children, that is the 5-10 per cent of the student population that are cognitively gifted.
Illawarra Mercury
December 20, 2012

Fairfax schools propose expansion of gifted programs
Fairfax County school officials on Monday introduced a proposal to significantly expand programs for gifted students, a plan that already has met stiff opposition from parents and teachers.
Washington Post
December 12, 2012

Fast track for gifted
A NEW policy on the schooling of gifted students will be introduced in Victoria after an inquiry found the education system was failing the state's brightest children.
The Age
December 11, 2012

Gifted student programs set for overhaul
Education Minister Martin Dixon says there is a clear need to improve what is on offer for gifted students.
ABC Online
December 11, 2012

Engaging Gifted and Talented Students
Most teachers are likely to have the pleasure of teaching gifted and talented students at different points in their careers, and while such experiences may be enjoyable, the education of gifted and talented students comes with unique challenges, particularly in full-inclusion classrooms.
Teach.com
December 10, 2012

Maine East gifted students unwrap partnership with hospital
For the next two years juniors and seniors in Maine East High School's Gifted Lyceum Program will partner with the Child Life Program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Park Ridge Herald-Advocate
December 6, 2012

Montgomery County AP results show performance gaps
The percentage of AP exams receiving scores of three or higher was nearly fifty-two percent for black students, nearly seventy-nine percent for Asians, and more than eighty-one percent for whites.
Washington Examiner
December 6, 2012

U-46 considers expanding gifted program
Administrators in Elgin-based School District U-46 could expand its gifted program, identifying which students qualify earlier, testing more students and providing more opportunities in their home classrooms.
Chicago Tribune
December 5, 2012

UB's Gifted Math Program Challenges Buffalo's Brightest Students
His father decided to reignite his son's curiosity in math by enrolling him in the Gifted Math Program (GMP), an after-school, advanced mathematics program for middle and high school students at the University at Buffalo.
UB News Center
December 5, 2012

White Knuckle Parenting: Going Gifted
We all want our kids to have the best education, but does that mean sending them into the pressure cooker?
Kensington Patch
December 4, 2012

Resources lag for gifted kids
'No Child Left Behind left behind gifted children'
Argus Leader
December 4, 2012

ANU to double intake of gifted students
The Australian National University will double the number of gifted and talented college students it takes on in early admission to university study, broadening its recruitment across the border to NSW.
The Canberra Times
December 3, 2012

Exploring 'gifted' classes
The Colquitt County School system is examining a number of potential programs for the future, including expanded gifted programs and a science and technology center, but for the moment plans are centered on elementary gifted instruction.
Moultrie Observer
December 1, 2012