Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $12 million for the Javits Gifted & Talented Students Education Act in the bipartisan 2017 funding bill for the departments of labor, health and human services (L/HHS), and education.
This blog post, an excerpt from Teaching for High Potential (Summer 2016), is by Michael H. Miller, a consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project who teaches English at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.
I’m often found writing a great deal about what it means to be an educator. There are times when specific curricular topics or themes are discussed, social and emotional behaviors covered, or a favorite conversation starter in the classroom is introduced. 
Of all the new gifted learner provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, I'm especially drawn to the language that specially permits school districts to use Title I funds to identify and serve low-income gifted students.  
This blog post, an excerpt from Parenting for High Potential (Spring 2016), is by Kathryn P. Haydon, the author of Creativity for Everybody and a former teacher who supports an educational paradigm based on student strengths and creative thinking.