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 eCollege Helps Extend Reach of Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth
Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) has selected eCollege to support its world-renowned program for highly gifted students.
E Media Wire
October 31, 2008

Enrollment in gifted programs shrinks in wake of city measures meant to widen admissions
The number of kids in the coveted gifted classes plunged 50% this year, as did the percentage of minorities enrolled - after the city changed the admissions process to level the playing field.
Daily News
October 30, 2008

Fewer Children Entering Gifted Programs
The number of children entering New York City public school gifted programs dropped by half this year from last under a new policy intended to equalize access, with 28 schools lacking enough students to open planned gifted classes, and 13 others proceeding with fewer than a dozen children.
NY Times
October 29, 2008

Magnet aims to fortify Brentwood
Engineering theme a first for Wake.
News & Observer
October 29, 2008

Gifted poor pupils 'need advice'
A lack of effective careers advice is pushing gifted poorer students into wasting their chances of going to university, research suggests.
BBC News
October 28, 2008

Helping Kids With Amazing Talents
A new national association, 'giftEDnz', has been set up to support professionals working with gifted and talented students.
VOXY
October 28, 2008

Monitoring G&T progress
An effective whole-school tracking system is vital for monitoring the progress made by gifted and talented (G&T) students, and ensuring that achievement keeps pace with potential says Josephine Smith
Teaching Expertise
October 27, 2008

Gifted Schools, Beyond Manhattan
The city’s Department of Education, long criticized for basing all three of its citywide elementary school talented-and-gifted programs in Manhattan, says it is “in the process of identifying sites” for citywide elementary school gifted programs in Brooklyn and Queens, to open in September 2009.
New York Times
October 24, 2008

County doesn't need separate, private schools for gifted students
The largest portion of our tax dollars goes toward education in this county; according to my tax bill, 56.46 percent of my taxes go toward education.
The Hub
October 23, 2008

Exceptional kids
I cross and uncross my eyes and squeeze my toes together and try to sound patient.
Ottawa Citizen
October 22, 2008

Talley selected to Gifted & Talented program
The GT Scholars program targets students in grades 6 through 12 who possess high academic ability and potential.
Rogers Hometown News
October 21, 2008

ASK THE TEACHER
How can I enroll my child in GATE if have to move to public school in the next few months?
OC Register 
October 21, 2008

CV may pay for gifted audit
Cumberland Valley administrators are proposing an outside review of the school district’s gifted program.
The Sentinel
October 22, 2008 

Gifted-student plan detailed by chancellor evokes yawns
Klein tells Island meeting program must be made more accessible outside Manhattan, Brooklyn.
Staten Island Advance
October 21, 2008

Public Schools Grapple With Changes in Gifted Programs
In the wake of a reshuffling of public schools’ gifted and talented programs, some parents and education representatives worry that the change will result in a less diverse selection of students.
Columbia Spectator
October 21, 2008 

Parents of gifted middle school students question why classes won't be offered
Parents of gifted and talented middle school students say an academic change in Beaufort County public schools is unfair to their children, and they want it reversed.
The Beaufort Gazette
October 21, 2008
 

Vanderbilt Peabody College faculty, student win national awards
Donna Ford, professor of special education, has been selected as the 2008 National Association for Gifted Children Scholar of the Year.
VU Cast
October 20, 2008

Top pupils need more
Stakeholders say gifted, talented program needs support
Muskogee Phoenix
October 20, 2008

Universities need to have access to our most gifted students
Widening participation and fair access to higher education are vital to unlock talent that may otherwise be wasted
The Times UK
October 20, 2008

Workshops help families with gifted kids overcome isolation
PARENTS of gifted children are becoming socially isolated fearing they sound boastful or arrogant if they speak about their child's ability.
Sydney Morning Herald
October 19, 2008

What steps can the district take to narrow the gap between the success of white children and children of color as demonstrated in state test scores?
The achievement gap between the areas of NCLB is very hard to explain.
St. Cloud Times
October 18, 2008

Woodlawn gets gifted program
In fall 2009, Woodlawn High School will join McKinley High School in offering services for students identified as gifted or talented.
The Advocate
October 18, 2008

Educators Work To Improve Gifted, Talented Program
Students enrolled in Maryland's gifted and talented programs are considered the cream of the crop, and currently those who teach the program are trying to help improve it.
WBAL
October 18, 2008

Wausau Elementary Conference Grooms Leaders for the Future
They may be more interested in SpongeBob and Hannah Montana today, but in twenty years our children will be the leaders of our communities.
WSAW
October 16, 2008

Gifted students get a home of their own at Extend Center
Students in the program are learning in a new building next to Dare Elementary School.
Daily Press
October 15, 2008

Chambersburg Area School District's gifted program is changing
Gifted students and parents are confused about recent changes to Chambersburg Area School District's gifted program that caused a temporary closing of the high school's seminar classroom.
Public Opinion
October 15, 2008

Gifted students tackle complex math in high school
As of 2004, more than a third of graduating seniors had tackled pre-calculus or calculus during their stint in high school, per federal data, and advanced math students are increasingly seeking out even more challenging courses such as multivariable calculus and linear algebra.
ASCD SMARTBRIEF
October 14, 2008

Exceptional talent for learning
While some 23,000 children in the Republic are gifted, a significant number of those also have a learning disability.
Irish Times
October 14, 2008

Brownsville Schools Win Prestigious Award
The Broad Foundation will give the Texas district $1 million in scholarships for graduating seniors.
US News & World Report
October 13, 2008

'Gifted' Label Said to Miss Dynamic Nature of Talent
For years, academically gifted children were thought to fit neatly into a category.
Ed Week
October 13, 2008

King OKs Mawhiba strategy
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah approved a strategy concerning Mawhiba (Talent) programs submitted by the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted.
Arab News
October 12, 2008

U.S. students steered away from math, UW-led study says
A "culture of neglect and social ostracism" is derailing American students, especially girls, who
are gifted in mathematics but don't end up in the field, according to a new study.
The Capital Times 
October 10, 2008
 

Let's bring out their real talent
A PROJECT mentoring gifted and talented students is being rolled out in six schools across Waveney.
Lowestoft Journal
October 10, 2008 

How can my bright and braining first-grader be assessed to see if he is gifted?
My son is a very bright first-grader to whom all things academic seem to come easily.
Orange County Register
October 9, 2008

Rantoul Gifted Program
A Rantoul family is fighting the school district to get their 5th grade son in an advanced class.
WCIA 3 News
October 9, 2008

Gifted programs are growing more slowly
Parents are having varied reactions to changes in the school system's gifted programming implemented this fall because the number of students is growing faster than the school population.
Chesterfield Observer
October 8, 2008

EPISD gets grant for gifted program
Advanced placement programs in the El Paso Independent School District will get a boost from a federal government grant, administrators said Tuesday.
El Paso Times
October 8, 2008

Janesville Schools focus on gifted programs
Budget cuts have made providing a gifted education program in the Janesville School District a challenge.
1230 WCLO
October 7, 2008

Needs lead to creation of textbooks
The inspiration for creating a college textbook often comes from a professor teaching a class that's lacking the perfect one.
Hattiesburg American
October 6, 2008

Area Merit Scholarship finalists reflect well on gifted programs
Auburn High School has five seniors who have made the first cut in the very rigorous, very prestigious National Merit Scholarship competition.
Register Star
October 5, 2008

Gifted students need challenges
More than 30 years ago, Ellen Fiedler received a call from school saying that her son, Joel, tested at an 8th grade reading level. Joel was five.
Family Talk Magazine
October 3, 2008

Florence School District 1 Board approves funding
Florence School District 1 Board of Trustees approved the administration’s recommendation for supplemental funding and a three-year plan for the gifted and talented program at a regular meeting Thursday.
SC Now
October 2, 2008

'Gifted' program called subjective by irate parents
Shortly before the school year began in Duxbury, word of a special program for high-end learners began circulating.
Boston Globe
October 2, 2008 

State official praises gifted, talented program
A gifted and talented program coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Education gave the Fayetteville School District high praise for its gifted and talented program during a visit to the district Wednesday.
Northwest Arkansas Times
October 2, 2008 

Junior at Springfield Catholic High School Publishes First Book of Series
While most high school juniors prepare for one of the most difficult years of high school studies, Alexandra James (known to her friends as Allie) is planning her return to Springfield Catholic High School and is busy working on the second book of a series, St. Martin's Academy.
News-Leader
October 1, 2008 

One door opens as another closes at summer schools for gifted teens
Running on fiscal fumes for the last few years, the state's embattled Governor's Schools for gifted teens will see further changes next summer, with one college dropping out as a host and another giving the program a much-needed boost.
Star Ledger
October 1, 2008