If you had a magic wand and could change one thing to ensure the availability of great gifted education services for students, what would it be? Gifted education policies provide a framework for identification, services, teacher preparedness, accountability for student learning, and program evaluation. 
by M. René Islas, executive director of NAGC, and Joy Lawson Davis, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Virginia Union University and NAGC board member. 
An excerpt from Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color, an Urban Institute report authored by Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University.
The school year is flying by, and with the summer break just around the corner, days feel more like minutes. I have often commented about the common misconception that educators and students have the summer off, but in reality, there is summer work to be done, whether assigned or voluntary.
by Joan Franklin Smutny, Director of the Center for Gifted and Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity.