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Two schools, one vision
Ames Elementary may be badly ailing, but a veteran St. Paul educator is intent on seeing it replicate the successes of a high-achieving school for gifted and talented students.
Pioneer Press
December 26, 2006

Leading minds left behind
At 4-foot-6, Ralyn Case isn't necessarily the tiniest boy strolling the hallways of Creswell Middle School, but there's something in his coltish gait and delicate visage that gives it away immediately: He's younger than everyone else.
The Register-Guard
December 25, 2006

Gifted students need proper tools to unwrap potential
We've all heard it before, and it's true. The children are our future. And our brightest children will in many ways determine the course of that future.
Daily News Journal     
December 22, 2006

Lacking Challenges, Many Gifted Pupils Underperform
Bart Simpson has ben held up for more than a decade as the epitome of underachievement in American Education.
Birmingham News
December 21, 2006

Piqued Parents Watch Gifted Program Close
Weeks after learning that P.S. 51's program for gifted and talented students would close, frustrated parents are challenging the Department of Education's contention.....
Queens Chronicle
December 21, 2006

Minnetonka schools may expand language classes, other programs
The district will consider changes to language, health education and gifted classes in a meeting Thursday.
Star Tribune
December 20, 2006

Area gifted and talented programs thriving
Jordan Lee Dobbins, 10, painstakingly tried to draw her self-portrait on a large white sheet of paper.
The Monitor 
December 19,2006

Developing our brightest minds: a report from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth after 35 years  
Who will be the next Albert Einstein? The next Stephen Hawking? A new report from Vanderbilt University...
Vanderbilt News
December 18,2006   

Gifted Program Available at Connors
To improve students' academic performance and appeal to a more diverse segment of the local community, students at the Connor Primary School will get new programs.....
December 17, 2006

Expansion May Narrow Choices For Some
Next year, the Lodi Unified School District's program for the gifted students will have more than twice the number of eligible children...
The Record
December 17, 2006

Parents Weigh In On Gifted Program
Parents of students in the district's gifted and talented program voiced concerns over the program's direction at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting.
Asbury Park Press
December 16, 2006

PS 54 To Get New Gifted Program
Starting in September 2007, 28 first-graders will take their seats in a brand new gifted and talented program at PS 54 in N. Fordham.
Norwood News
December 15, 2006

Minorities Participation at MD. Centers for the Gifted, Talented Students Increases
The Maryland Department of Education announced on Tuesday that the 2006 Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students operated at near capacity and had increases in applications and participation among minority students.
Southern Maryland News
December 14, 2006

Elsinboro BOE plans New Gifted Program
The board of education discussed the creation of a new Gifted and Talented program at this week's board of education meeting.
December 14, 2006

CfTB Education Trust to Manage National Programme for Gifted and Talented Education
CfTB will manage England's National Programme for Gifted and Talented Education.
PR Newswire
December 13, 2006

Activist: U. City Schools' Gifted Program Discriminates Against Black Students
A former University City School District board member accuses the district of racism in a complaint he filed last month with the U.S. Department of Education.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 13, 2006

Little Wisdom in Pushing Gifted Child Ahead
I hear this question frequently: "My 7-year-old is obviously gifted. He's a voracious reader."
Tucson Citizen
December 12, 2006

Gary School Aims High, Hits Mark
No Somber, sterile, institutional hallways greet visitors to this inner-city school, where 38% of its 501 students are eligible for free lunches.
NY Times
Becember 12, 2006

Plainfield Parents Want Gifted Program
The parents fo nine Plainfield School gifted and talented students are lobbying Superintendent Mary Conway and the Board of Ed to create an advanced program for the children.
Norwich Bulletin
December 12, 2006

Acceleration Lets Students Excel
Once frowned on, skipping grades now accepted in gifted education
December 10, 2006

Gifted and Learning Disabled
A spotlight on a Hot Topic
Baltimore Times
December 8, 2006

Why Not to Move Gifted Middle School-Bound Students
Readers continue to discuss plans to assign gifted and talented students who would have gone to Kilmer Middle School in Vienna to a new GT center....
Washington Post
December 7, 2006

Reynolds Parents Concerned about School's Gifted Programs
Some Reynolds Elementary School parents are concerned that a renewed focus on helping English-learning students could wind up hurting the 70 students in the school's G+T education program.
North County Times
December 7, 2006

Cyber School with a Twist
Katie Devanney, a 16-year-old from Paoli, likes the high school she has designed for herself.
Philidelphia Inquirer
December 7, 2006

Teachers Can Earn Gifted Endorsement in Batavia
Thanks to a new component in the state report card, students who achieved passing scores in previous years must now show improvement in the past year.
Community Press
December 5, 2006

Pay to Find More 'Gifted'
Gifted programs teach Florida's smartest students. Experience, however, teaches that nobody is smart enough to create a perfect system....
Palm Beach Post
December 4, 2006

Committee Will Examine Handling of Gifted Students
The Gifted Advisory Committee for Seminole County Public Schools will meet....
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2006

Area Schools Lacking Funds to Supplement Gifted Student's Education
When the U.S. Congress approved the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, some children may have been left out.
Daily Press
December 2, 2006

Amid Push to Make School Gifted and Talented Programs More Diverse, Families Seek Spots For Their Children
December 1st is the deadline for families to send in their applications for gifted and talented kindergarten classes.
December 1, 2006