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It is early April, and it seems that around this time each year, students have finally settled in, which can reflect either positively or negatively in their work, attitude, and friendships. The dynamics of any school environment pose a variety of challenges to educators, whether novice or experienced.
How often have you heard, “Gifted students will do fine on their own?” This is just one of the many myths that become barriers to properly educating millions of high-potential students. The following is a list of the most prevalent myths in gifted education, accompanied by evidence rebutting each of them.
A guest blog post by Michael J. Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
by M. René Islas, Executive Director, and Keri Guilbault, NAGC Board Member & Assistant Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University
The goal of gifted programs should reflect that of any other educational program: to engage students with appropriately challenging curricula and instruction on a daily basis and in all relevant content areas so that they can make continual academic growth.

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