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See English learners light up
Ronald and Joyce Bultongez spoke only French when they moved from Congo to the United States. Just three years later, brother and sister have landed in a gifted-style classroom in the Plano school district. . . .
The Dallas Morning News, TX
June 26, 2006

Rangel Fighting to Keep Academically Gifted, Illegal Immigrant Students in U.S.
Rep. Charles Rangel has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to provide legal residency to an 18-year-old, academically talented illegal immigrant in New York who faces deportation to his homeland in Senegal.
BlackAmericaWeb.com
June 26, 2006

Gifted bill would double funding
The Arizona Legislature is expected to pass a measure today that would increase funding for gifted student programs, train more teachers to work with the gifted and allow more students to participate.
The Arizona Republic, AZ
June. 20, 2006

Ideas for gifted programs on table
School board to vote today on improvement proposals
Dan and Priscilla Tobias of Springfield had plenty of clues suggesting their daughter, Sydney, might be highly intelligent.
State Journal-Register, IL
June 19, 2006 

Gifted students: Are we doing enough?
School districts in the Coachella Valley and nationwide devote much time, energy and money to improve their students struggling to make the grade in the classroom.
After all, if they fail to help those children, school systems face state and federal penalties. . .
The Desert Sun, CA
June 18, 2006

Budget threat to gifted program
Teachers work hard to help kids who need additional guidance, whether it’s in solving a tough math problem or sounding out a long word.  For students in the class who don’t need help and always understand the curriculum, this can create feelings of boredom and frustration. . .
The Herald News, MA
June 18, 2006

Gifted education: Navigation for a danger zone
I am delighted with the recent editorials about the issues of gifted education by Pierre Tristam and Cindy Oliver. As a professor of psychology and humanities, I feel the need to discuss a few central issues that have yet to be mentioned. . .
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
June 12, 2006

Seeking success for all
Three different advisory committees presented their annual reports to the Fairfax County School Board last week and, despite representing varied constituencies, found much to agree on. . .
The Fairfax County Times, VA
June 6, 2006

Urban, and gifted
Students in urban schools often are stereotyped as not as smart, talented or capable as their suburban counterparts. 
Friday's Urban Gifted Showcase, held at Central Connecticut State University, put that myth to rest. . .
The Herald, CT
June 2, 2006