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Ciba hosts institute for gifted students
Ciba Specialty Chemicals once again is challenging bright young minds of students from across the country, and two Nansemond-Suffolk Academy teens were among a small group selected for special training this summer.
Suffolk News Herald
July 30, 2007

Plan for bigger gifted-student classes raises alarm
Highly gifted students in San Diego public schools have typically enjoyed a class size of 20 pupils per teacher, which is much smaller on average than the norm.
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
July 30, 2007

Treasure Coast schools push gifted students to 'thrive'
Some of the brightest elementary students along the Treasure Coast often get a few hours each week to get advanced learning with their true peers - those who also have scored at least 130 on an intelligence test.
TC Palm
July 29, 2007

AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL DELIGHTED TO JOIN UK ELITE
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary in Barrow is the first school in Cumbria to gain the NACE Challenge Award for excellence in provision for able, gifted and talented pupils.
Northwest Evening Mail
July 28, 2007

Mawhiba launches eportal project 
King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted (Mawhiba) and Arabian Advanced Systems (Naseej) sign agreement.
Saudi News
July 29, 2007

Higher Education Prohibiting Gifted Students From Poorer Backgrounds
The cost of higher education prevents may 'gifted' students from pursuing academia,a new survey suggests.
The Open Press 
July 29, 2007

New Boys State governor hopes to become president
 "President Clinton met John F. Kennedy while attending Boys State. That's when he decided he wanted to become president. So Tabias is on the right track."
The Star
July 29, 2007

Mill Valley gifted teacher nominated for award
Carmen Shelly is a strong believer that what is good for gifted students is good for every student.
The DeSoto Explorer
July 28, 2007

Deer Valley officials study additions to curriculum
A math and science academy, an expanded gifted program and a new all-day kindergarten program are some of the major initiatives being considered by the Deer Valley Unified School District.
The Arizona Republic
Jul. 27, 2007

Educational Programs Fill Students' Summers
Kids Catch Up, Explore Their Interests
Washington Post 
July 26, 2007

Racism 'may harm black pupils' education'
Racist attitudes by teachers may be condemning black schoolchildren to an inferior education, according to a Government-backed study.
Daily Telegraph
July 26, 2007

Proposal to increase class sizes for gifted troubling to parents
Highly gifted students in San Diego public schools have typically enjoyed a class size of 20 students per teacher - which is much smaller on average than the norm.
UNION-TRIBUNE
July 26, 2007

Appreciating all your special children
HOW DOES IT feel to be a sibling in a family when there is an "exceptional" child -- an artist, a musician, an athlete, a straight "A" student?
Contra Costa Times
July 25, 2007

University fast-track plans for gifted students
Gifted students would be accelerated into tertiary study under a new plan advocated by the University of Tasmania.
ABC Tasmania
July 24, 2007

Academy pilot program creates heated debate 
The gifted academy proposal that divided the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board at its June 18 meeting ignited another intense debate Monday evening.
Plamerican
July 23, 2007

Teacher finds 'it's hard to let go'
Greg Minarchick took over Philipsburg-Osceola's elementary enrichment program seven years ago -- basically, when no one else would.
Centre Daily
July 23, 2007

YAP camp makes teens go wild
Teenagers often struggle to stay occupied during the summer, especially those deemed as "gifted and talented," a term defining children and young adults with exceptional intellectual abilities and a passion for learning.
The Batt
July 23, 2007

Study to assess charter schools
Indiana University researchers over the next several months will be evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of Indiana's charter schools.
Courier Press
July 23, 2007

Perfectionism is difficult
Q: Our gifted 11-year-old daughter has been having trouble falling asleep for months.
The Herald News
July 22, 2007

$3.5 Million in Grants Awarded to Honolulu Area for Innovative Education Programs
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the award of almost $3.5 million in grants to eight Honolulu-area organizations for educational improvement efforts under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Ed.Gov
July 20, 2007

RCC to open new program for gifted students
Rockland Community College is establishing a weekend program that officials say will challenge and stimulate gifted children.
THE JOURNAL NEWS
July 20, 2007

Gifted Academy proposal debated
A proposal for a Gifted Academy that divided the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board last month, ignited another intense debate Monday evening.
Savage Pacer
July 19, 2007

Gifted and talented scheme success
A LEADING member of a scheme identifying gifted and talented children attending schools in and around Bridgwater has hailed the scheme a huge success.
Bridgwater Mercury
July 18, 2007

Gifted students hit the labs at LU
Fifty high school students from across Canada were getting some hands-on experience Tuesday in some of Lakehead University's science labs.
Thunder Bay Source
July 17, 2007

Schools face competition
SAGINAW COUNTY'S newest charter school, the International Academy of Saginaw, is blanketing Buena Vista, Bridgeport and East Side Saginaw with recruiting materials in an attempt to raid the struggling school districts for students.
Saginaw News
July 17, 2007

Kids investigate crime clues
Gifted program gives students a change of scenery for summer
Corvallis Gazette-Times
July 16, 2007

Programs for gifted get poor report cards
Administrators are calling for a revitalization of programs for gifted students as personnel turnover and a lack of oversight have weakened middle and high school academies in the Rockford School District.
ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
July 15, 2007

The Wunderkid of Entrepreneurship
At a TiE conference that attracted some 4,000 top notch entrepreneurs, corporate heads, venture capitalists, the show stealer was a 13-year-old entrepreneur Anshul Samar who is the founder and CEO of his own company Elementeo.
Little India
July 15, 2007

West Chester U. reaching out to gifted middle-school students
In addition to its older summer students, West Chester University has hosted a much younger demographic this summer - gifted middle-school students.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 14, 2007

Parents Want to Expand GATE Program, But Officials Hedge
The San Diego Unified School District has the only academic program in the country for highly intelligent kids who have certain emotional and social needs. It's known as the GATE Seminar Program.
KPBS
July 13, 2007

Summer Arts Academy at CCU marks sixth year
Several hundred gifted and talented middle and high school students from North and South Carolina bunked at Coastal Carolina University for the 2007 Summer Arts Academy, a comprehensive visual, music and performing arts program.
The Sun News
July 12, 2007

Career educator sees school funding as high priority
As a fifth-grade teacher, Holly Raser saw firsthand the effects of budget cuts in the Missoula School District. Her class of nearly 30 children was more than she could reach at once, but still within state class size standards.
The Billings Gazette
July 11, 2007

Future rocket scientist?
It is every parent's hope that their child is gifted. But, deciding who is gifted, and how's it's determined, is very controversial.
Tampa Bay News
July 11, 2007

Summer School
While many kids enjoy the unstructured time that summer vacation affords them, others would rather be learning.
The Virginia Gazette
July 11, 2007

FAMILY MATTERS: Students thrive on hands-on, team projects
Forty young historians, resplendent in colorful, handmade costumes, recently re-enacted life in medieval times with strolling minstrels, knights, nobles, peasants and craftsmen.
Warrenton Journal
July 11, 2007

Gifted writer shares her fantasy world of stories
In Breea Wallace's world, everyone would ride on mythical water dragons.
The Examiner
July 10, 2007

The Family Project
Should a gifted child skip a grade or stay with his age group?
Orlando Sentinel
July 9, 2007

A bit of Yucatan in Iowa
Gifted junior-high students from the Yucatan, Mexico, are visiting Iowa City this week to take part in a summer learning program at the UI.
The Daily Iowan
July 7, 2007

New AG tests tried
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school officials are adjusting entrance requirements for the system's academically gifted program, and experimenting with new methods to get more minority and poor students in the programs.
Winston-Salem Journal
June 5, 2007

U. City schools to review gifted program after bias complaint
The University City School District has agreed to review its policies and procedures in response to a U.S. Department of Education investigation of alleged racism in the district's gifted programs.
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
July 4, 2007

210 highly gifted schoolchildren identified
Murica is one of the first regions in Spain to implement specific plans to identify and train highly-gifted children.
Spain Today
July 2, 2007

Surrey's gifted graduates
In Grade 9, he started a fundraising initiative called Project Make Believe to raise money for school kids in Romania.
The Leader
July 1, 2007

A gifted leader of students
The Illinois Math and Science Academy opened on shaky ground 20 years ago, with critics claiming it was a waste of taxpayer dollars to set up an "elitist" public residential school in Aurora for gifted high school students.
Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2007

WUSD talks solar shades and gifted program at WUSD
Shade. We can't seem to get enough of it in the Southern Arizona desert.
Arizona Range News
July 1, 2007

78 teachers complete special enrichment programme
NEARLY 80 primary and secondary school teachers received their certificates at the Institute of Civil Service in Rimba yesterday to mark the completion of their enrichment programme training.
The Brnei Times
July 1, 2007