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Autism And Education
Who should we focus on—my disabled son or my gifted girl?
Newsweek
February 28, 2009

Gifted Academy plans outlined at WestWood
The long-awaited and much-debated gifted academy appears to be inching closer to fruition in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District.
Savage Pacer
February 28

Why Is Your child Not Gifted Or Talented
Every child wants to feel special and talented but, as parents, we know that finding a child’s hidden talent or gift can take time and energy.
WebWire
February 27, 2009 

School officials seek diversity in gifted programs
But in the county elementary magnet program for gifted-and-talented learners, only 5.7 percent of students were African American and 2.7 percent were ...
Business News
February 26, 2009 

Prior Lake is latest district to make bid to keep gifted students
Prior Lake could be the latest south-metro community to open an academy for gifted students after a survey found strong support for it.
Star Tribune
February 25, 2009

Gifted student program slated for District 73.5
Skokie School District 73.5 will begin a long-awaited program for gifted students next year, the first time the district has offered a program where such students will be taught separately.
Sun-Times
February 25, 2009

Uni for gifted girl
Like many Year 12 students, Chelsea Wallis plans to go to university next year.
Sunshine Coast Daily
February 25, 2009

Gifted students keep Robin McCabe 'sharp and challenge' her.
As director of its school of music, Robin McCabe may hold one of the most prestigious positions at the University of Washington, but that job is rather Johnny-come-lately in the course of her career.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
February 24, 2009

District 719: School Board faces packed agenda
When the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board meets tonight, it will face an agenda packed with hot-button issues.
Savage Pacer
February 23, 2009 

Schools raise the bar to retain higher learners
The loss of gifted and talented students to programs elsewhere has prompted districts to shore up and expand curriculums and courses to keep the kids -- and state funding.
Star Tribune
February 23, 2009

Parents fight to save Virginia Beach school for the gifted
Parents concerned that the school division may split up the magnet school for gifted elementary school students are working to make sure that doesn't happen.
The Virginian Pilot
February 23, 2009

Gifted
Playful at times, serious at other times; creative and curious about almost everything, and anxious to solve problems.
Delta Democrat Times
February 22, 2009 

Elimination of “gifted” labels unleashes storm of protest
MCPS’s decision to eliminate the “Gifted and Talented” label has sparked a controversy.
The Tide
February 22, 2009

7 Zones Project offers special smart offices for the gifted
In an effort to support gifted Kuwaiti youth, Al Mazaya Holding, a leading real estate company in the region, is launching a unique initiative in 7 Zones project; a one of a kind project providing construction services to all industries.
AME
February 21, 2009

Maryville School Board talks gifted program
Students who excel intellectually might find themselves learning alongside peers just like them if Maryville school board members approve to create a gifted program in the district.
Maryville Daily Forum
February 20, 2009 

Funding for gifted students summer program cut in 2010 state budget
Centers bring students together to share interests.
Baltimore Sun
February 20, 2009

Gifted and talented
Keswick School has been recognized for its work with gifted and talented students.
Times & Star
February 19, 2009

Parents defend gifted program
The District 117 School Board did a lot of listening Wednesday night.
Journal Courier
February 19, 2009

Actor Kevin Bacon: Save Pa. gifted teen program
Movie star and Philadelphia native Kevin Bacon is appealing to Gov. Rendell to retain an educational program for gifted teens that has fallen victim to the state's budget crisis.
The Inquirer
February 19, 2009

Parents continue to debate ‘gifted' label
School board to vote Monday on Policy Committee's work plan for accelerated instruction.
The Gazette
February 18, 2009 

Pro/Con: Dropping the GT label
Should Montgomery County discontinue GT labeling in elementary schools?
Silver Chips 
February 18, 2009
 

Herbkersman willing to help gifted students
Recently, I had the good fortune of meeting with your state representative, Bill Herbkersman, regarding the potential impact of House Bill 3352, which if passed would permit all South Carolina school districts to have flexibility in spending on state mandates, regulations and guidelines during these difficult financial times.
Island Packet
February 17, 2009

Education: The dilemma of dual diagnosis
Until Trevor Dennis entered school, life was fairly normal for him and his parents.
Surrey Leader
February 17, 2009 

Schools seek flexibility to make cuts
Faced with tough financial decisions in tough financial times, school districts across the state are pushing the legislature to pass a bill that would give them more flexibility on how they spend state education dollars.
Island Packet
February 17, 2009

Parents want programs for gifted students retained despite cuts
A new bill would free school districts from government mandates and allow them to spend state dollars as they choose.
The Beaufort Gazette
February 16, 2009 

Earlier identification, seminars urged for Allentown's gifted program
Allentown School Board heard recommendations Thursday on ways to improve the district's gifted program, which serves nearly 600 students.
The Morning Call
February 15, 2009 

Hite Backs Off Of Plan to Move Gifted Program
The interim chief of the Prince George's County school system has backed away from plans to shift a talented-and-gifted program from one of its most successful elementary schools, saying a separate change in his proposal to close a dozen schools rendered the move unnecessary.
Washington Post
February 15, 2009

Gifted children may face unreasonable pressures
Children who are gifted sometimes feel pressure to be "on" all the time, even in subjects at which they don't excel, gifted-education specialist Tamara Fisher wrote in her blog, after a revealing conversation with her students.
ASCD Smartbrief
February 14, 2009

Pilot program brings enrichment to first-graders
The North Little Rock School District has developed a pilot program for using gifted and talent facilitators with first-grade students to help determine earlier which students are candidates for the program.
The Times
February 14, 2009

Sacrifice for child's education personal, not selfish
Bob Gochicoa knows a thing or two about parental sacrifice. He lives it every day. Bob is the father of Roberto, a 13-year-old boy who is gifted.
The Detroit News
February 13, 2009 

'You're Playing With People's Lives'
A proposal to save $11.9 million by closing some schools, realigning the boundaries of others and shifting some programs sparks outrage.
Washington Post
February 12, 2009

Minnetonka will open school for gifted students
The school will serve highly intelligent elementary school children who are being under-served by traditional programs.
Star Tribune
February 11, 2009

117 TAG program changes planned
The Talented And Gifted (TAG) program at District 117 will change next year.
Journal-Courier
February 10, 2009

University in academy row
A WAR of words has broken out between Warwick University bosses and consultants after a report slammed the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth as of “limited value for money”.
Coventry Telegraph
February 10, 2009

Arts-Integrated College Prep High School For Gifted Learners
Imagine a school where an individual student’s needs are met, where they learn through sculpting clay in science, recording songs in social studies and recite Shakespeare on stage in English class.
PR Log Romania
February 9, 2009

Kingston school board mulls hiring gifted-and-talented program coordinator
The Kingston Board of Education is considering adding a gifted-and-talented coordinator position to the 2009-10 school budget.
Daily Freeman
February 9, 2009

Foxboro's gifted programs out for now
New programs for Foxboro's gifted and talented students are unlikely next year due to budget constraints, Superintendent Christopher Martes says.
The Sun Chronicle
February 9, 2009

Budget gap endangers valued school programs
Parents in San Ramon fear their program for gifted students will vanish.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2009

Highland BOE member celebrates 25 years on board
When Nancy Wingenbach was appointed to the Highland Local Schools District Board of Education in 1984, she didn’t think she would become one of the board’s longest serving members.
Akron news
February 6, 2009

Alumni rally to save summer program for gifted
Alumni of the Governor's Schools of Excellence are fighting Gov. Ed Rendell's proposal to cut a program that has produced leaders in the arts, sciences and business since 1973.
Patriot News
February 05, 2009

Money not reason for four-day school week
Saving money is not the reason for going to a four-day school week.
Fort Morgan Times
February 5, 2009 

Alumni: Closing of Governor's Schools costly for students
Without the Governor's Schools of Excellence, Danville native Andy Mahoney believes his life would have taken a different path.
The Daily Item
February 5, 2009 

Public pushes for programs in school budget
Speakers acknowledge tough economic times for funding.
Columbia Flier
February 4, 2009 

It's time to study magnet schools
To get a seat in one of Wake County's magnet schools, there's a lottery. But it's not a true lottery.
News & Observer
February 4, 2009

Talented, Gifted and Alarmed
Parents of Students in Pr. George's Program Worried About Proposed Move
Washington Post
February 3, 2009 

For gifted students, a needed challenge
For years, national education reform has focused almost entirely on improving the performance of the classrooms' poorest students.
St. Petersburg Times
February 3, 2009

Exam results 'inaccurate' way to identify bright pupils
Exam results are not the best way to judge whether gifted children do well at school, according to the head of the Government's scheme to push the brightest pupils.
Daily Telegraph
February 3, 2009

Training for Gifted Kids
The 12th batch (2008-2010) of the programme, ‘Promotion of Excellence among Gifted Children - Kerala’, was officially inaugurated on Sunday by Deputy Director of Education L. Kamalamma at a function held at Government Girls Higher School, Manacaud.
India News
February 2, 2009

Inland school districts making sure 'gifted and talented' comes in all shades
Enrollment in Gifted and Talented Education programs in many Inland schools remains disproportionately white, despite efforts to improve diversity in the programs.
The Press Enterprise
February 2, 2009

Love A Lot Going After Gifted Population
Silvia Morisaki of Love A Lot says she’s been building schools around the world for the last 23 years, among other things consulting on education in Japan and Kampuchea.
Grand Street News 
February 2, 2009 

Deadline set for gifted program
The Summer Gifted Studies Program, a one-week residential program for intellectually gifted students in grades four through eight, is set for June 21-26 at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Hattiesburg American
February 1, 2009