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Kenya: Youth's Hidden Talents
Legendary boxing promoter Don King knew a gifted youngster when he saw one
The East African Standard
February 28, 2007

How can district keep the gifted from falling behind?
Program for exceptional students offsets bad behavior, prevents classroom distractions
The Freeman
February 27, 2007

Gifted education may return to Dist. 26
Gifted education could be on its way back to River Trails Elementary District 26.
Daily Herald
February 27, 2007

Gifted? Autistic? Or Just Quirky?
As More Children Receive Diagnoses, Effects of These Labels Seem Mixed
The Washington Post
February 27, 2007

Program aids top students
It's Monday, and second-grade Hite-Saunders Elementary student Trey Bell will go by school bus to Miller Elementary to attend his talented and gifted class.
The Herald-Dispatch
February 26, 2007

Today's editorial: Too few gifted? Says who?
ACLU jumps to a familiar conclusion about Tustin Unified's gifted-student program
Orange County News
February 21, 2007

She knows gifted students
PATS' teacher-in-charge earns top education award
Pensacola News Journal
February 21, 2007

Gifted classes are often easy target for budget ax
The state doesn't require them, so gifted programs are often on the list of things to cut when schools are short on cash.
Star Tribune
February 20, 2007

We all benefit when education maximizes gifted students' talents
As director of the Federal Bureau of Education of the Handicapped, (now the Office of Special Education in the Department of Education), I helped Sen. Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., develop a small grant program to encourage models for educating gifted and talented children.
February 19, 2007

Kyrene books program for gifted students
Academically gifted middle school students in the Kyrene Elementary School District will have one more option available to them next school year: a college-track preparatory program.
East Valley Tribune
February 18, 2007

Report: Gifted teachers needed
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro city schools need to hire more teachers for gifted children and better communicate their goals and plans to all teachers if they want their program for highly intelligent students to be successful, a consultant's report says.
The Herald-Sun
February 17, 2007

ACLU Says Tustin District Has Few Minorities in 'Gifted' Classes
The American Civil Liberties Union accused school district administrators of enrolling too few Hispanic and black students in gifted programs.
February 16, 2007

Parents fear assault on gifted student program - New admission policy is a danger, they say
Parents fear a gifted and talented education program designed for the city's brightest students is being watered down.
Brooklyn Graphic
February 15, 2007

County finds new ways to challenge gifted students
Connor Wills chose the culture of the aborigines in Australia as the topic of his first school research project.
Maryland Gazette
February 15, 2007

Fayetteville's gifted program named state's best for large school districts
The Fayetteville School District's Gifted & Talented Education program has been named the 2007 outstanding program in Arkansas for school districts with more than 3,000 students.
The Morning News
February 14, 2007

Gifted program to change
The Columbia County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved changes to the system's gifted program that administrators say will improve the quality of instruction and could increase the number of pupils enrolled.
Augusta Chronicle
February 14, 2007

Author explores joys, perils of raising an above-average child
The intelligence and creativity of a gifted child can be both a blessing and a challenge to a parent.
East Valley Tribune
February 13, 2007

Local academic gifted programs decline
Gifted and Talented Education programs in Northwest Indiana are losing enrollment.
February 13, 2007

Gifted Minds We Need to Nurture
At an educators' meeting in Washington last fall, conversation turned to whether the federal government should support programming for this nation's most gifted and talented high school students.
Washington Post
February 10, 2007

Young, gifted and trying to be a normal child
They enjoy a good philosophical debate, parse sentences for fun and conquered quadratic equations when most children were reading Ladybird books.
February 9, 2007

Gifted student's query to send teachers aloft
Two Arrowhead Elementary School teachers are making the first leg of a journey today to test a theory concocted by one of their fifth-grade students.
The Arizona Republic
February 8, 2007

Federal Law Drains Resources for the Gifted
Adam Harris has built a robot whose arms bang out "Hot Cross Buns" on a piano keyboard. Cinzia Alfano is cobbling together a board game that teaches players why the Titanic sank so quickly.
NY Times
February 7, 2007

Barrington voters add $60K to school budget for gifted program
A handful of residents Tuesday night agreed to raise the school district budget by $60,000 to fund an enrichment program for high achieving students.
February 7, 2007

Gifted student enjoys new Nevada school
Emma Schmelzer isn't even old enough to drive in Montana, but this semester she will be taking two college courses at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Billings Gazette
February 6, 2007

Saudi Arabia to launch program for gifted students
An official at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Education said that the ministry has launched a program to provide special educational services to male gifted students at Dammam area, the Saudi Gazette reported.
February 6, 2007

DeKalb to let some students jump ahead
When it comes to letting advanced students skip a grade, DeKalb County school officials follow no formal policy and rarely allow it - until they meet parents like Molly Bardsley.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 5, 2007

Parents think gifted children shortchanged
Some parents in the Emporia school district are concerned about the No Child Left Behind Act - they're worried that gifted sons and daughters are the children who are being left behind.
Emporia Gazette
February 2, 2007

Stamford schools to revive gifted program for third and fourth grades
The school board will bring back its gifted and talented program next year, four years after cutting it amid criticism it was not selective enough.
The Advocate
February 4, 2007

Census tracks 'child's day'
Did you pat your preschooler on the head today? You're in good company.
Deseret Morning News
February 4, 2007

Magnet schools draw attention
Chalk it up to the search for a new superintendent, or perhaps to the just-started school rezoning effort to accommodate a new elementary school in Spring Hill.
St. Petersburg Times
February 4, 2007