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Two students seek more money for gifted and talented programs
Brian Meersma isn't your typical Washington lobbyist. He has met New Jersey's two U.S. senators and he received a personal letter from former President Clinton.
The Times
March 31, 2007

Program groups gifted students with peers
Schools in the Paradise Valley district are changing how they teach their gifted students.
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 27, 2007

Spike Lee Speaks To Gifted Chicago Kids
About 300 Chicago Public Schools students are spending time with director Spike Lee on Tuesday.
March 27, 2007

Delays Seen on Acceptance in Programs for Gifted Tots
Acceptance letters for the city's highly competitive public Gifted and Talented kindergarten programs are going out months later than usual this year, adding another layer of stress for parents going through the arduous process of enrolling their children.
The Sun
March 26, 2007

Batavia gifted program evaluated
An outside investigator presented a report on Batavia school district's gifted program at the March 19 meeting. She spoke of a program with "excellent staff," but lacking in consistency and communication.
Community Press 
March 26, 2007

Student works to shelter pets
The next time residents are forced to flee flooding or chemical spills, they won't have to worry about what to do with their pets.
Bloomsburg Press 
March 25, 2007

Gifted students go a step beyond in Morris Plains
Gifted and talented programs are offered in many schools around the country. You might have heard of one, been involved in one, or know someone who has been involved.
Daily Record
March 23, 2007

Norfolk schools revamp gifted-student selection
All Norfolk first-graders have been tested this year for academic potential, and it may become the norm as a way to find gifted students, officials announced Wednesday.
The Virginian-Pilot 
March 22, 2007

Court Says 'Gifties' Misapplied Talents
Precocious maybe, but a group of gifted students showed little merit in a lawsuit they brought against the Chicago school system, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Ed Week
March 21, 2007

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'
Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research.
The Telegraph
March 21, 2007

Grant Program in Nashua Schools Helps Teachers Look for Gifted Kids
A federal education program known as the Javits grant faces an uncertain future due to budget constraints. The program, used in Nashua and 13 other school districts across the country, helps teachers identify gifted students who are typically overlooked -- students who come from underprivileged or minority groups.
NH Public Radio
March 20, 2007

Where Do your Gifted and Talented Kids Go in District One?
If you think your child may qualify for a Gifted and Talented program, all I can say is good luck - this is a very sore spot with District One parents this year, and for all NYC public school parents.
March 20, 2007

Reaching Gifted Children
Guests: Karen Isaacson and Tamara Fisher, the co-authors of Intelligent Life in the Classroom-Smart Kids & Their Teachers
Ed Week Transcript
March 19, 2007

Gifted kids may get more offerings
Gifted students in Tumwater schools could have more educational offerings this fall.
The Olympian 
March 17, 2007

Purse strings loosen slightly for gifted students, their parents
Natty in his pinstriped suit and polished wing tip shoes, with an American flag pin winking neatly from his lapel, 9-year-old Ralyn Case stepped up in front of Senate Education Committee members this week to testify that he and 41,230 of his peers in Oregon are being left behind by the state's public schools.
March 17, 2007

Education initiatives aim to aid gifted and disadvantaged
Tony Blair will announce three education initiatives on Monday to help both gifted and disadvantaged children as part of a policy review of the public services.
The Guardian
March 17, 2007

More gifted classes urged
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board added Woodlawn High School and Shenandoah Elementary to a list of schools in southeast Baton Rouge that soon could offer gifted services, programs absent from that area for more than a decade.
March 16, 2007

Teaching at the top
Sixty teachers, parents and administrators attended Graystone, Los Alamitos, and Williams elementary schools for classroom observation as part of the California Association for the Gifted [CAG] 45th annual conference held in Santa Clara last week.
Almaden Times
March 15, 2007

Gifted Saudis to Compete in Global Talent Search
Gifted Saudi students will be participating in the 58th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to compete against students from countries across the world, according to an official at the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted.
Arab News
March 15, 2007

Gifted students need challenging classes to succeed
Educators in the Natrona County School District should help identify gifted students so they can reach their potential and avoid doing poorly in school, said Jeanne Spawn, gifted and talented facilitator for the district.
March 15, 2007

Good financial news for Salem-Keizer schools
Disclaimer: State revenue projections are subject to change. More details, including numbers, will be released as we go through our community budgeting process beginning in April.
Statesman Journal
March 14, 2007

Gifted classes may return
Gifted classes may soon return to public schools in southeast Baton Rouge next fall after a decade's absence.
The Advocate 
March 14, 2007

Growing up gifted
Every child has talents. But some children have such extraordinary capabilities they're considered gifted. 
Tucson Citizen
March 13, 2007

Weiner: Fix The Gifted Gap
The care and feeding of the City's most talented public school students has become a hot issue in recent weeks.
New York Press
March 12, 2007

TAG middle school students' mock legislature no joke
Lincoln County School District middle school students involved in the TAG (Talented And Gifted) program participated in a Mock Legislature Program role-play exercise.
March 9, 2007

Holladay: Looking out for the gifted
When Shauna Maughan, a teacher at McMillan Elementary in the Murray School District, began her career in education more than 20 years ago, she was overwhelmed by the amount, and variety, of material that teachers had to master.
The Salt Lake Tribune
March 8, 2007

School board may cut obstacles to gifted classes
Students who show high academic potential automatically would be enrolled in gifted classes if the Houston school board signs off today on changes designed to make the admissions process fairer.
Houston Chronicle
March 8, 2007

U.Va. researchers advise changing Suffolk's gifted programs
Researchers from the University of Virginia have recommended that Suffolk school officials make more than two dozen changes to several gifted programs.
The Virginian-Pilot 
March 7, 2007

Thompson: Make Gifted Programs Local
City Comptroller William Thompson has issued a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein demanding that the Department of Education (DOE) rethink its handling of gifted and talented programs across the City.
New York Press
March 7, 2007

Proposal to make room for more students in Vanguard program
A new proposal at HISD would level out the Vanguard playing field for many Houston students.
11 News 
March 6, 2007

Bringing up Mommy
When my youngest child was nearing the end of second grade, I went to bat for a group of students that didn't much look like they needed help.
The News-Sentinel
March 6, 2007

Highest test scores go to Chicago schools
Chicago public schools claimed eight of the top 10 spots on a new Chicago Sun-Times list of the highest-scoring middle-grade programs in Illinois, based on 2006 state test scores finally released today after months of technical problems.
Chicago Sun Times
March 6, 2007

ALPHA bets gifted can be identified at kindergarten
Kindergarten was boring for 6-year-old Arika Akin.
The Journal Gazette 
March 5, 2007

Gifted students deserve more resources, too
The Cabell County public school system has 141 special education teachers but only seven teachers devoted to programs for talented and gifted students.
Herald Dispatch
March 5, 2007

Gifted and talented
What do students need at school to keep them growing? That's a key question when looking at gifted and talented programs.
The Tribune
March 5, 2007

How to better educate our smartest kids
A gifted student is defined by the state as "having superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance."
Hernando Today 
March 2, 2007

Nationwide support group helps parents with gifted children
All parents think their children are gifted, but only some are able to say they have a gifted child.
Daily Herald 
March 2, 2007