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New Milford school board adopts proposed budget
Sixth-grader Marlene Berke read a poem to Board of Education members before they voted on the proposed $58.014 million 2009-10 school budget.
News-Times
January 31, 2009 

In classes of 30, gifted children are not a priority
A new report that says state schools are failing the brightest children will come as no surprise to many parents.
Daily Telegraph
January 31, 2009 

Brightest children 'failed by state school teachers who fear promoting elitism'
Bright children in state schools are being failed by teachers who refuse to give them extra help for fear of promoting "elitism", a Government-backed report has found.
Daily Telegraph
January 31, 2009

Rhodes turning out more scholars
At a time when most schools are barely maintaining or shrinking their programs for gifted students, Rhodes has increased. 
Elm News
January 30, 2009

Gifted-education teacher sees value in certification
A fifth-grade gifted-and-talented teacher in Mississippi who was recently named her district's teacher of the year says that becoming National Board Certified is her greatest professional accomplishment in 20 years of teaching.
CEC SMARTBRIEF 
JANUARY 29, 2009

Cranston school cuts protested at meeting
It may be a budget year like no other, but that isn’t making it any easier to cut costs in the city’s schools.
Providence Journal
January 29, 2009

Mount Vernon board discusses options for reducing class sizes
Class sizes are already reasonable, but that’s not stopping the Mount Vernon School District from considering even more improvements.
The Sun
January 28, 2009

School board starts reviewing possible budget cuts
The magic number has yet to be pulled from a hat, but it looks like it's going to be on the low end.
Post-Bulliten
January 28, 2009

Gifted programs flourish at Springfield schools
Legislators file bills to help classrooms.
News-Leader
January 28, 2009 

Many parents of gifted children still upset over recent changes at schools
Everybody has an opinion.
Naples News 
January 28, 2009 

Schools letting down both socially disadvantaged and talented pupils
TOO few pupils achieve their full potential at school, Wales’ chief inspector of education ruled today as he launched his annual review.
Wales News
January 27, 2009 

The pursuit of perfection
Lafayette High student Melaine Sebastian scores 36 on ACT
The Advocate
January 27, 2009 

How much will Rochester schools cut?
So far, community members have balked at several suggestions, with the most outcry coming from: closing Friedell Middle School, cuts to gifted and talented
Post-Bulletin
January 27, 2009

Collier schools to answer to changes in gifted programs
After an emotionally charged meeting more than a month ago, parents of gifted children in Collier County schools will be closer to having some answers.
Naples Daily News
January 26, 2009 

Parents fear education cuts may be too deep in New Milford
Deborah Sowerby told the Board of Education on Tuesday she would hate to see the school district's gifted and talented program disappear.
News-Times
January 25, 2009

Gifted Academy concerns raised
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board’s formation of a Gifted Academy Task Force is being met with some resistance by concerned parents.
Savage Pacer
January 25, 2009 

'Responsive teaching' on education conference's agenda
Offering rigorous curriculum to all students — including the gifted and talented — and getting to know students to better serve their needs are the two main topics of the Vision XVII Conference set for Jan. 29-30.
West Texas News
January 24, 2009

After-school club helps challenge students who are gifted
Calvin Morgan-White, 9, is learning algebra as part of a University of Connecticut after-school math club meant to reach children who are gifted before they become bored by school.
CEC Smartbrief
January 23, 2009 

Kharkiv to open boarding school for rural gifted children
A boarding school for rural children talented in the field of natural sciences will be unveiled in Kharkiv (East Ukraine), according to Liudmyla Belova, Deputy Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
Ukraine News
January 22, 2009 

Parents fear education cuts may be too deep in New Milford
Deborah Sowerby is impressed this school district has gifted elementary children able to not only perform, but appreciate, Shakespeare.
News-Times
January 22, 2009 

Gifted children thrive on team challenges
I recently helped monitor 810 gifted students engaged in friendly competition to begin the 25th annual Academic Challenge Cup.
St. Louis Journal
January 22, 2009

When the Label Is 'Gifted,' The Debate Is Heated
A Dec. 16 article in The Washington Post reported that the Montgomery County school system might end the longtime practice of labeling students as gifted or not in the second grade.
Washington Post
January 22, 2009

Dear Obama, ALL THE BEST BUT PLEASE....
We the people in Saudi Arabia, Saudis and expats alike, generally weclome the promise of change that your presidency brings for the United States and the rest of the world.
Saudi Gazette
January 21, 2009 

Educators seek redesign of gifted program
School Board member Jane Barr said she needs to hear more before deciding on a proposal to redesign the elementary schools’ program for high ability students.
Indy Star
January 21, 2009 

Gifted pupils 'fail to make grade'
One in seven pupils on a Government scheme to help the brightest children are not getting five good GCSE grades, official figures showed.
Press Association
January 21, 2009

Gifted pupil divides and rules!
Schoolboy Khubaib Akhtar equals mathematical genius according to his teachers.
Lancashire News
January 20, 2009

Thinking Outside the Box — and the Textbook — at Academy Hill
Jake Giessman says there are a number of quantitative measures to gauge the growing success and visibility of Academy Hill, the private school in Springfield that he directs.
Business West
January 20, 2009

Grant allows gifted students to explore advanced topics online
An Ohio program for gifted students hopes to build on students' strengths by allowing them to work independently in an online classroom.
ASCD SMARTBRIEF
JANUARY 19, 2009

International Baccalaureate program years away for elementary students
LCSD1 officials say it may not happen sooner than 5 years.
Wyoming Tribune
January 19, 2009

Public system shortchanges gifted learners
While I recognize that the public vs. private debate boils down to the best choice for the individual child, I would say that AJC columnist Maureen Downey is out of touch with growing teacher, parent and student frustration with public schools.
Journal-Constitution
January 19, 2009

Leave no gifted student behind
Two commentaries in the Jan. 11 Perspective section underscored the vital role of excellent math and science programs in securing New York's future.
Times Union
January 18, 2009

She's "gifted"
English and fine arts teacher Stephanie Judice said her students, at Westgate High School and New Iberia Senior High, ask her which school’s teams she roots for.
THE DAILY IBERIAN
January 18, 2009

'Cluster' classrooms are ideal for younger gifted students
Today's educators diligently try to ensure all children meet basic academic standards.
The Arizona Republic
January 17, 2009

‘Gifted children also need nurturing and support’
“Oh, they’re smart, they’ll do fine on their own”, is what is often said about gifted children, but according to experts they require just as much attention and support as other students with physical, behavioral and emotional needs to thrive at school.
IANS
January 17, 2009

Teachers: More resources needed for gifted, talented students
Giving a lecture is only half of Linda Mosher’s work in her East Elementary School fourth-grade classroom.
Craig Daily Press
January 17, 2009 

Short-Changing the Gifted
For elites, more should be required.
National ReviewJ
anuary 16, 2009
 

Childhood center to break ground on $9.2M campus
Five-year-old Ryan Musum used to cry when it was time to go to school. Now he literally jumps up and down with excitement.
Orlando Sentinel
January 16, 2009

Grant helps talented, gifted students
“Oh, yes!” Cheyenne Trammell said in a hushed voice as she spotted the new shiny laptops sitting in Renee King’s classroom.
Cincinnati Enquirer
January 16, 2009 

Class size waiver requested by school board
The Coweta County School Board is asking for a state-required waiver to increase class sizes in two middle schools and five elementary schools. Most of the waiver requests resulted from an increase in classes for gifted students.
The Citizen
January 15, 2009

Gifted children have special needs
A U.S. psychologist says gifted children require as much attention and educational resources to thrive as children with recognized special needs.
UPI
January 14, 2008 

Manila Gifted and Talented receives grant
Manila Gifted and Talented students were excited to hear the grant they had helped write was approved.
Town Crier
January 13, 2008 

Education Professor Dispels Myths About Gifted Children
Though not often recognized as “special needs” students, gifted children require just as much attention and educational resources to thrive in school as do other students whose physical, behavioral, emotional or learning needs require special accommodations.
NewsWise
January 13, 2008 

Students show gift for talent
MORE than 6,000 Cumbrian pupils are classed as gifted or talented, according to new figures.
Evening Mail
January 13, 2008

Gifted Learners in a Regular Classroom
Welcome back from the holidays!  I hope everyone enjoyed some time off. 
Scholastic
January 13, 2008

Nonprofit aids exceptionally gifted children
Max Wallack, 12, is a budding young inventor who just won a $10,000 national prize thanks in part to the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a nonprofit organization that helps children with IQs in the 99th percentile.
CEC Smartbrief
January 12, 2009

Gifted children
A Massachusetts investment company is helping parents, family and friends give an important gift for the future: a college education.
Telegram & Gazette
January 9, 2009

Conference urges leadership
Think outrageously and be a leader.
News Journal
January 9, 2009

Minnesota district might create school for exceptionally gifted students
A well-off suburban Minneapolis district is proposing a new school for highly gifted learners that could open in the fall.
CEC Smartbrief
January 8, 2009

Gifted preschoolers can start classes early
Highly gifted 4- and 5-year-olds will be allowed to start school a year early thanks to a new policy passed Tuesday by the District 51 board of education.
The Daily Sentinel
January 8, 2009

Whites, Asian Americans labeled ‘gifted' more often, report finds
All second-graders screened for accelerated instruction, but black and Hispanics tabbed far less than other subgroups.
Maryland Gazette
January 7, 2009

Districts stare down budget cuts in Georgetown
Georgetown aims to yank $2.5 million off its books.
The Sun News
January 7, 2009

Rex asks for an additional $209M
The state's top educator urged legislative budget writers Tuesday to save South Carolina's already struggling public schools by restoring money for instruction instead of cutting it.
Post and Courier
January 7, 2009

Gifted female students to show scientific prowess
Gifted female Saudi students studying in various universities in the Kingdom will demonstrate their scientific prowess and express their needs at a workshop organized by King Abdul Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Gifted and Creativity in Riyadh on Saturday.
Saudi Gazette
January 7, 2008

Seoul Public Schools to Get Gifted Classes by 2012
All elementary and middle schools in Seoul will set up classes for gifted students by 2012, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said yesterday.
Seoul News Wire
January 7, 2008 

Emotional needs key for teaching gifted students
Teachers of gifted students need to play close attention to the social and emotional needs of their pupils or they are far less likely to reach their potential.
Press Release
January 7, 2008

Think Your Child Is Gifted? There’s a Test
These days, the anxiety-inducing testing process begins practically at birth, so by age 5, children are hardly shocked by the gantlet that is the public school system.
New York Times
January 7, 2008

Plan ahead to find right school for your child
The days of school districts having one program for everyone who enters their doors are over, especially within the boundaries of the choice-heavy Minneapolis and St. Paul School Districts.
Star Tribune
January 6, 2008

Confessions of a Gifted Child’s Mother
THE pressure to excel is the price exacted from the “gifted,” more often by themselves than by others, and even long after they’ve already proven themselves.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
January 5, 2009

Gifted Education Team of Eagle County
Mission is to ensure that the exceptional needs of high ability learners are being fulfilled academically, socially and emotionally.
Vail Daily
January 4, 2009

From Special Ed to gifted to somewhere in between
Special Education programs do little to truly advance the children back to mainstream education. 
Examiner
January 4, 4009

Minnetonka district proposes school for 'exceptionally gifted'
Gifted-and-talented programs often fall to school district budget axes in times of shortfalls, but Minnetonka --with no projected deficit -- is aiming to create a school for students who demonstrate very high intelligence.
Star Tribune
January 3, 2009

'It's not easy being brilliant,' says Voorhees teen in search of right school
Regardless of whether they're intellectually challenged or gifted, kids who are different "suffer when their needs aren't met," according to Jeffrey Kessler.
The Voice
January 1, 2009