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Classes help talents grow
Austin Corey and Matt Kasik could make a killing on Wall Street.  For now, though, being in the fifth-grade limits the two would-be investment gurus to pretend profits. . . .
The Brunswick News, GA
October, 31, 2005

Gifted kids' parents fear child's being left behind
With a federal mandate to bring underperforming public school students up to grade level, advocates for gifted and talented students want to make sure the state's best and brightest are not being left behind. To combat that . . .
Honolulu Advertiser, HI
October 29, 2005

The new art Elite: Young, Gifted, Female
The Orange Prize for women's fiction caused something of a rumpus when it was launched nearly 10 years ago. 'What is it about being a woman,' demanded the philosopher Alain de Botton . . . .
The Observer, UK
October 23, 2005

Advocates: Gifted programs have withered
Two years after lawmakers cut money for gifted student programs from the state budget, education advocates and state officials disagree over whether Illinois' smartest students are losing out. . . .
Chicago Sun Times, IL
October 19, 2005

New academy for highly gifted students opens at UNR 2006
The first public school of it's kind in the nation dedicated to highly gifted students will open next fall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, UNR officials said Tuesday. . . .
The Las Vegas Sun, NV
October 04, 2005

Educators grapple with gifted youngsters
Ning Bo enrolled at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), one of China's top 10 universities, when he was just 13 years old. . . .
China Daily, China
October 19, 2005

Lecturers to teach bright pupils 
University lecturers could be brought in to teach the brightest pupils in schools in England. Education Secretary Ruth Kelly, about to unveil a White Paper, wants schools to provide more "personalised" lessons for different ability levels. . . .
BBC News, UK
October 17, 2005

Curricular feast offered in CV gifted program 
It is 7:45 a.m., and the students in Donna Benson’s homeroom class at Cumberland Valley High School are quieter than they are likely to be later in the day. . . .
The Sentinel, PA
October 16, 2005

Challenging young minds
There is a place at each of Kerrville Independent School District's four elementary campuses where school assignments have reached a new level of difficulty. They require more work and higher, more complex thinking. And elementary students are doing whatever they can to get in. . . .
The Kerrville Daily Times, TX
October 07, 2005

High school students take college classes 
Alex Cote is a junior at Conner High School whose two favorite classes are college courses.  He is among 152 students at five Northern Kentucky high schools taking advantage of a new Northern Kentucky University outreach program.
The Kentucky Post, KY
October 03, 2005