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The concept of overexcitabilities is widely accepted as being part of the experience of many gifted children. But is it valid? It is time to take another look.
As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to take the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Black leaders in the field of gifted & talented education. Today, we are sharing this post originally written in 2016 on Dr. Martin D. Jenkins, one of the first to study giftedness in Black students.
As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to take the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Black leaders in the field of gifted & talented education. Today, we are sharing this post originally written in 2017 on Dr. Alexinia Baldwin who started the first gifted program for Black students in Albama and went on to make numerous contributions to the field.
Underachievement can be reversed, but teachers must be trained on how. Many more gifted and other children will succeed when we make understanding underachievement a required course in teaching training.
Gifted students need challenge and students from backgrounds underrperesented in gifted education often need that challenge to come from their public schools. After almost 10 years of research from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and others, we know a lot of what works to identify low-income and minority students and how to serve them in gifted programs.

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