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Board orders probe of leak
The Beloit school board has directed its law firm to conduct an investigation into how the teachers union received confidential student information for its newspaper ad that ran within a week before the April elections.
Beloit Daily News
April 30, 2009

No label' pilot program working
A plan that gives elementary school students accelerated instruction without labeling them as "gifted and talented" is getting positive reviews from the principals who piloted the initiative.
Maryland Gazzete
April 30, 2009

Board OKs adding course that will let students design their own course study
After visiting the Muscatine Community School District, the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation suggested expanding Muscatine High School’s talented and gifted program.
Muscatine Journal
April 29, 2009

Marlborough parents lobby for gifted and talented program
Several parents at a packed public hearing advocated for keeping an advanced learning program that faces cuts in a budget approved by the School Committee last night.
Metro West Daily
April 29, 2009

USA TODAY's college all-stars gifted in class and beyond
The nation's most gifted college students rightly take pride in their academic achievements, be they in the area of environmental policy, medical research or the classics.
USA Today
April 29, 2009

Parents Question Gifted Program at CASD
Approximately a half dozen parents pushed the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors to bolster its current gifted program and challenge students at Monday night’s regular meeting.
Gant Daily
April 28, 2009 

Student achievements are highlighted at BOE meeting
Brush School District may be nearing the end of one school year, but members of the district’s calendar committee have already created a calendar for the 2009-2010 year.
Brush News-Tribune
April 28, 2009 

Proposed cuts called 'disturbing'
Unless the Town Council decides to give the school district more money than it's getting under the budget adopted by the Board of Finance, school officials will have to make cuts that may include teacher positions, middle school sports and educational programs.
April 27, 2009 

Monmouth’s ‘College For Kids’ returns for 29th year
This summer, Monmouth College will host its student enrichment program, College For Kids, for the 29th year.
The Register-Mail
April 27, 2009

KISD candidates discuss issues at KPGT forum
Katy Parents of the Gifted and Talented hosted a Katy Independent School District school board candidate forum Thursday at the Cinco Ranch Junior High cafeteria.
The Katy Times
April 26, 2009

School board considers more budget cuts
Carrboro City Schools system is looking at cutting up to $4.5 million from next year's budget if a drop in state and county funding requires it.
Chapel Hill News
April 26, 2009 

Madison's middle-school gifted programs may be cut
Programs for gifted students in Madison's two middle schools could be eliminated in the fall because of education budget cuts.
The Huntsville Times
April 25, 2009 

Kids, adults launch education project
Model planes, dinosaur dioramas and painted seascapes filled the center court of the Agana Shopping Center yesterday for "Have a Great GATE Day," as 36 of Guam's Gifted and Talented Education classes presented their final projects for the year.
Pacific Daily News
April 25, 2009

Troy to host free conference for parents, teachers of gifted students
For teachers of gifted students, the hard part isn’t getting the students to keep up with the lessons, but rather getting the lessons to keep up with the students.
Dothan Eagle
April 24, 2009

CTY partners with Malaysian University for gifted students
Hopkins's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) recently signed a contract with the Malaysian government agreeing to help establish a school for gifted children at the National University of Malaysia.
Johns Hopkins Newsletter
April 24, 2009

School sports, gifted programs may be saved
East Greenwich School Committee members had been proposing drastic cuts in sports and programs for gifted students.
NBC – 10
Providence Journal
April 23, 2009 

Additions to basic education OK'd in Legislature
For the first time in 30 years, the Legislature has made major additions to the basic-education program it provides Washington's public-school students.
Seattle Times
April 23, 2009 

District to use local funds for gifted/talented programs
The Aiken County School District is not cutting funding for its gifted/talented program, as reported erroneously Wednesday.
Aiken Standard
April 23, 2009 

Kennedale schools to change instruction for gifted and talented students
Kennedale schools will continue with recently approved changes in the district’s elementary and intermediate school gifted and talented programs despite criticism from parents of some affected children.
April 22, 2009

Crenshaw High student to attend Oxford program -- if she can raise enough money
Sharron Pearson is the first student from the Los Angeles school to be accepted by Oxford Tradition, officials say.
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2009 

GATE program opening doors for all students
Children don't have to be gifted to think outside the box.
Las Vegas Sun
April 21, 2009 

UC Irvine Extension Announces Free “Gifted and Talented Education Online Mini-Series” Responding to Education Cutbacks, Program Offers Unique Resources for GATE Parents, Educators and Administrators
UC Irvine News
April 21, 2009

Administrators trying to give AIG students a more uniform approach
The Academically and Intellectually Gifted, or AIG, program in Rowan-Salisbury Schools is a program in transition.
Salisbury Post
April 19, 2009 

School board to consider expanded gifted program
The school board on Tuesday will consider ways to meet the needs of more gifted students.
Hernando Today
April 19, 2009 

Expert panel says gifted students must be challenged
For gifted children to succeed, they must be challenged, according to a panel of experts.
The Oregonian
April 18, 2009 

Talented Chandler students invited to CATS program
A new round of students is deciding whether to enter the Chandler Unified School District's academically talented program for next school year.
The Arizona Republic
April 17, 2009 

Senator Ensign Addresses Legislature
Just as we need new models for students with disabilities, we also need a new focus on the extremely gifted kids in our own state.
April 17, 2009

Is Your Child Failing Due to Being Gifted?
Being gifted can be just as hard on a child’s academic experience as a learning disability.
The Stonington Times
April 16, 2009 

School for gifted kids to open in 2011
The school, under the Permata Pintar programme, would be located at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) campus in Bangi.
New Straits Times
April 16, 2009 

Bright bulbs
Legislature should fund Mass Academy
News Telegram
April 15, 2009 

Santa Barbara School Board Seeks a $3 Million Cut Above the Rest
GATE, small class sizes, high school counselors and even athletic trainers are on the chopping block.
Santa Barbara News
April 15, 2009

Gifted, talented program to return
36 directors have approved a contract with a consultant to develop a gifted and talented program. There has been no program for the past three years since a teacher in training left for another job.
Sun Journal
April 14, 2009 

Math opportunities add up for talented students
High-ability elementary school math students are rarely well-served in school.
Ventura County Star
April 14, 2009 

Instructor targets achievement gap in gifted programs
In her small cubicle on the third floor of City Hall, Joan Glass has taped to her computer a sheet of paper listing the percentage of white and minority students in the district's academically talented program.
The Advocate 
April 13, 2009

Opportunity for town’s ‘Gifted & Talented’ kids
Well, even though Winchester public schools have a great reputation for excellence, one area has lagged — that is Gifted and Talented education.
Winchester Star
April 12, 2009 

Bangor loses gifted and talented funds
The School Department will receive about $200,000 less in state subsidy for gifted and talented programming after the state discovered that the city had been using some of that money for unapproved curricula.
Bangor Daily News
April 11, 2009

Programs For Gifted Students Suffer In Tough Economy
Across the state, teachers of gifted students are feeling the same way about their programs as school boards, grappling with the worst economic crisis in years, consider curtailing special instruction for the brightest students to meet budget shortfalls.
Hartford Courant
April 10, 2009 

Is Your Child Failing Due to Being Gifted?
Being gifted can be just as hard on a child’s academic experience as a learning disability.
Mystic Times
April 10, 2009 

D-80 grants may survive budget cuts
Proposed cuts by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in the education budget that affect state grant programs may not hurt District 80 as much as originally thought.
Mt. Vernon Register
April 10, 2009

Parents planning charter school
Lowcountry parents of gifted students are mobilizing to create a new educational option for their children.
Post and Courier
April 9, 2009

Gifted program at WVW has support
The Wyoming Valley West School Board heard emotional pleas Wednesday night from parents concerned about the fate of the district’s gifted program held at Chester Street Elementary School.
Times Leader
April 9, 2009 

School board reviews spending cuts for programs
The state is expected to slash $8.6 billion in education spending this year and they gave public school districts a new option.
Elk Grove Citizen
April 9, 2009

Sports, gifted program cuts eyed in East Greenwich
School sports will have to be dramatically scaled back and the town's program for gifted students will disappear if the School Committee must meet the budget goal set by the town administrator, Supt. Charles Meyers told the Town Council Monday night.
Providence Journal
April 8, 2009 

School system keeps us in dark – parents
Parents and advocates say they are shut out of information allowing them to keep tabs on how the mayor's management of the school system is working.
Daily News
April 7, 2009

Burris successes only increases anger of lottery selection
Last spring the Muncie resident saw his granddaughter's chances of going to a local premier school disappear when her number wasn't drawn from the rotating cage in one of Burris Laboratory School's lotteries.
The Star Press
April 6, 2009

Teach For America a public-private partnership that works
What if I told you I had a great idea for a public-private partnership that could save many of our underperforming public schools?
The Arizona Republic
April 6, 2009

Stimulus funds could save Governor's Schools
Four decades ago, in a time when anything seemed possible, when the glow of Camelot still lingered, and when more than half of all Americans were under 25, with a huge majority of them still in school, there were the stirrings of what later would be called monumental cultural change.
The Patriot News
April 5, 2009

Gifted program leads to success
When Hannah Lafayette- Brooks entered Grade 9 at Twin Lakes Secondary School, she was very worried, and not just about making new friends.
Packet & Times
April 3, 2009 

Explore virtual education
Now more than ever, families have considerable options when it comes to education. Virtual public schooling continues to be a growing trend, as more than 1 million American kindergarteners through 12th-grade students receive some or all of their public school education online — a figure that’s growing nearly 25 percent every year.
Duluth News Tribune
April 3, 2009

Depriving our most promising?
Ohio has long been known as the birthplace of some of our nation's greatest inventors.
The People’s Defender
April 2, 2009 

Governor's school change ahead?
Spotsylvania County Superintendent Jerry Hill yesterday asked whether proposed changes to Commonwealth Governor's School are more about saving money than quality instruction.
The Free Lance-Star
April 2, 2009 

City mulls adding gifted seats at PS 7
The Riverdale/Kingsbridge area is soon likely to boast both of the borough’s gifted and talented school programs.
The Riverdale Press
April 2, 2009 

Citywide TAG Program Coming To P.S. 85
Astoria can now boast a citywide gifted and talented program, one of three for the first time ever outside of Manhattan.
The Queens Gazette
April 2, 2009 

Hawthorne teachers' pink slips rescinded
Nearly all Hawthorne Elementary teachers who were handed preliminary layoff notices last month will be returning to the classroom now that their pink slips have been rescinded.
Contra Costa Times
April 1, 2009