THE HIGH FLYER post is by Jennifer Cross, Ph.D., and Stephen Schroth, Ph.D., is from the upcoming issue of Teaching for High Potential (December 2016).
The Fall season, in combination with the highly anticipated annual Giant Pumpkin weigh-off in the coming weeks, has led me to once again reflect upon the season from multiple educational perspectives. 
This THE HIGH FLYER post is by Nicole M. Monteiro, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Professional Psychology at Chestnut Hill College.  
This THE HIGH FLYER post originally appeared in Teaching for High Potential (Spring 2015).
What happens to talented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds? American education reform has focused on students reaching minimal levels of proficiency, but it has failed to engage and support the most promising children from overlooked communities. The result is an incalculable injustice to our kids and our nation.