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Gifted students' funding being challenged
In response to the Press-Register's article titled "Disparities found in gifted education" (Nov. 22), the Mobile County Public School System is just one of many districts feeling these "disparities" due to decreased federal funding.
Press-Register
November 29, 2009

Alexandria seeks diversity in gifted education
Alexandria schools Superintendent Morton Sherman is working to expand minority enrollment in elementary gifted programs as the Virginia Department of Education tackles the same issues.
WTOP
November 29, 2009
 

Frankfort feels No Child Left Behind's impact
Two years ago, Kyger Elementary School was among the first schools in Indiana to come face-to-face with the ultimate sanction under No Child Left Behind -- restructuring.
JC Online
November 29, 2009 

Alexandria rethinks gifted education
When Alexandria Superintendent Morton Sherman walks the halls of the city's schools and peers into classrooms, he can often guess whether the class he's watching is gifted.
Washington Post
November 28, 2009 

Reforms would aid gifted students
Many thanks for covering the Madison School District's new talented and gifted education plan. Parents appreciate both the TAG plan and the district's hardworking TAG division staff.
State Journal
November 27, 2009 

Parents and others respond to blog about talented and gifted kids
I'm circling back to my post last week about the National Association for Gifted Children survey of states.
The Oregonian
November 26, 2009 

Children on the (yellow brick) road to stardom at North Royalton audition
Todrick Hall isn’t that different from many kids living in the shadow of small town life.
Sun Star Courier
November 26, 2009 

Parents urge district to fund gifted student programs
Arguing that promises made last year are not being kept, parents and students came before the Board of Education to request additional funding for the advanced learners program (ALP) in next year’s school budget.
Greenwich-Post
November 26, 2009

Gifting a gifted reader
A decade ago, funding for the gifted was assured.
Record-Eagle
November 25, 2009 

Creative and Gifted Students Underachieve
Have you ever met a child, or perhaps you have one of your own, who is rebellious, argumentative, selfish, stubborn, and independent, yet is incredibly intelligent or even gifted?
Psychology Today
November 24, 2009 

Hillsboro schools search for hidden gems of talent
When Crystal Schmidt-Diapaola became principal at W.L. Henry Elementary a year ago, she noticed the school of 600 kids had only four "talented and gifted" students.
The Oregonian
November 24, 2009

Goal: no gifted minorities left behind
In Henrico County schools last year, African-American students made up 36 percent of the enrollment and 7 percent of the children who received gifted education.
Times-Dispatch
November 23, 2009 

Report finds wide disparities in gifted education
A new report says gifted children are being ignored in the U.S., as most federal education funding goes to help struggling students learn the basics.
Forbes
AP Wire - Atlanta
November 23, 2009
 

Crestwood’s gifted program seeing some success
Students in the Crestwood Accelerated Program (CAP) are excited about learning and doing well in their new environment, according to Crestwood School officials.
Press & Guide
November 22, 2009

Tips for the Admissions Test ... to Kindergarten
Kayla Rosenblum sat upright and poised as she breezed through the shapes and numbers, a leopard-patterned finger puppet resting next to her for moral support.
NY Times
November 21, 2009

Eagle Ridge to be the site of gifted program
Eagle Ridge Junior High School will house the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district's next new magnet program.
Star Tribune
November 21, 2009

P.S. 181 gets tech grant
The students in the Gifted & Talented program of P.S. 181 celebrated the official ribbon cutting for the new technology and innovative software sure to help them succeed.
Your Nabe
November 20, 2009 

Benbow wins national award for work with gifted children
Camilla Benbow, dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, received the National Association for Gifted Children’s 2009 Presidential Award at the group’s annual convention in St. Louis, which was held Nov. 5-8.
Vanderbilt News
November 19, 2009 

Oregon programs for talented and gifted lagging
The National Association for Gifted Children released its biennial "State of the States" report last week and, as usual, revealed that talented and gifted programs across the nation are lagging and Oregon is no exception.
Oregon Live
November 19, 2009

Trustees urged to resist cuts
Parents and students urged the San Diego school board last night to resist budget cuts that would hurt programs for gifted students and dropout-prevention efforts, among others.
San Diego News
November 18, 2009

Disparity claims in gifted programs to be studied
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has asked the Virginia Department of Education to examine claims of racial disparities among students in gifted education programs in Virginia.
Washington Post
Richmond Times Dispatch
November 18, 2009

"The State of the States in Gifted Education"
Even though 32 states require schools to offer gifted and talented education, just under half of all states provided no funding for such programs over the past school year, according to a new report .
Ed Week
November 17, 2009

Cumberland Valley superintendent gets national nod for work on gifted programs
Cumberland Valley Superintendent William Harner has received national recognition for his work with the district’s gifted education program.
The Patriot-News
November 17, 2009

Parents question focus and speed of Madison's gifted students program
The parents of exceptionally bright students in Madison schools waited 18 years for a plan to raise the academic bar for their children. But now, they're really getting impatient.
Wisconsin State Journal
November 17, 2009

San Bernardino teacher wins $25,000 honor
Richardson PREP HI Middle School teacher Marisa Rivas makes her seventh-grade language arts classes seem easy and fun, her students said Monday after she won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award.
Press-Enterprise
November 16, 2009

Is American Education Neglecting Gifted Children?
America's 3 million gifted and talented students are getting the shaft in the vast majority of K-12 schools, according to a new report from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted.
The Journal
November 16, 2009 

Finding a place for gifted kids
For a decade, thousands of Virginia Beach's gifted students have gone to class in two schools that consultants have described as deplorable - the worst of all 85 buildings in the school division.
The Virginian-Pilot
November 16, 2009

Virtual school seeks support
Louisiana Connections Academy will stop in Lafayette on Tuesday as it travels around the state to tout the virtual school.
The Advertiser
November 15, 2009 

Pay more attention to public schools' top students
I want a quality, rigorous and enriching public school education for a sparse minority. That "gap group" consists of today's accelerated, gifted and talented children.
Star Bulliten
November 15, 2009 

Central's Snider named Distinguished Student
Kathleen Snider, a student in the Middle Years Scholars program at Central High School was named the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student for the state at the annual National Association for Gifted Children convention in St. Louis on Nov. 7, according to a news release from Springfield Public Schools.
News-Leader
November 14, 2009

Who cares for the careers of gifted and talented children?
Gifted and Talented children are being let down because carers can't cope and local government and charities are not doing enough to help them.
PR Web
November 14, 2009 

U.S. Commitment to Gifted Students Severely Lacking, New Report Finds
The U.S. education system neglects the needs of our gifted and talented students, leaving the nation ill-prepared to identify and effectively serve high-potential students, a new survey reports.
Earth Times
November 12, 2009

A smart choice for gifted students
Tucked between warehouses and woods in west Houston, the Rainard School for Gifted Students is a sanctuary for children who have felt alienated and ostracized at other campuses.
Houston Chronicle
November 12, 2009

Parents ask Boulder Valley board to support charter school for 'gifted'
Several Boulder Valley parents of gifted students made passionate appeals to school board members Tuesday night to approve an application for a sixth charter school in the district.
Daily Camera
November 12, 2009 

Equality sought by local branch of NAACP
Black students and their parents must be told if academic tests reveal a gifted student who's eligible for suitable classes, according to the Marshall County Branch of the NAACP.
Marshall County Tribune
November 11, 2009

Quality Education For Gifted Learners
Brunei has shown that it is very much committed to the "Education For All" movement under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) by catering to the diverse learning needs of all students through the use of curriculum differentiation.
Bru Direct
November 11, 2009

School encouraged to ID gifted minorities
A recent evaluation of Bowling Green Junior High School’s gifted education program by two Georgia-based experts determined that while the program meets state and local guidelines for gifted and talented programs, steps should be taken to identify potentially gifted nonwhite students for the program.
Bowling Green Daily News
November 10, 2009

Ministry of Culture Launches First Issue of Creative Magazine for School Students
As part of the strategic relationship between both Ministries of Culture, Youth '&' Community Development and Education and the support of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the Ministry of Culture organized a press conference on the occasion of launching the first issue of Mobdea "Creative" magazine addressed for children between 12-15 years old.
WAM
November 10, 2009

IPODS in the classroom
When you think of stimulus money, you probably think of big projects like roads, airports or some kind of construction project. But stimulus money is also being used in classrooms.
KAIT 8
November 10, 2009 

The Obi-Wan Kenobi Act
I wrote an article in the October 20 Tech in which I lambasted our government’s wasteful spending.
The Tech
November 10, 2009 

Something has been on my mind
One of the country’s primary concerns at this moment is the troublingly high dropout rate among high school students.
Lawrence Journal
November 9, 2009 

Va. unlikely to put charter schools on fast track
Tuesday's elections in Virginia swept a staunch supporter of charter schools into the governor's mansion, raising hopes for advocates in a state that has been skeptical of the publicly funded, privately run alternatives to regular public schools.
Washington Post
November 8, 2009 

KAGE Chapter Off To Great Start In Marshall Co.
Parents and educators have established the newest local chapter of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE).
West Kentucky Star
November 8, 2009

Gifted Conference This Weekend
If you notice a plethora of smart kids downtown this weekend, don’t be alarmed.
St. Louis Today
November 7, 2009

Nine-year-old Needham pianist plays at Carnegie Hall and other big stages
From “Mary Had a Little Lamb” to Chopin, it’s been an exhilarating ride for 9-year-old pianist Anna Larsen — and her musical chops are still improving.
Needham Times
November 7, 2009

Teaching others to thrive
Educator molds young minds with life lessons.
Spokesman-Review
November 7, 2009

Parents support U.S. DOE: Federally funded programs may have to tighten belts
Some parents who depend on federally funded programs at public schools said yesterday they look forward to the day when a third-party financial manager moves in.
Guam News
November 6, 2009

Virginia Beach School Board considers new grading scale
The idea of widening the "A" grade range in the city's public schools received a boost Wednesday night, but whether a change will be made was far from clear.
The Virginian-Pilot
November 5, 2009

Morgan of Washington Co. is school superintendent of year
In the past year, she also has been named as an outstanding state leader for gifted and talented education.
Baltimore Sun
November 3, 2009 

Washington Gifted provides Rockford a success story
Each year, standardized test scores for Rockford’s public schools give pause. Progress never seems to be remarkable enough or sustained enough to inspire confidence.
Rockford Register Star
November 3, 2009

Gifted education programs being reviewed
Gifted education is getting a review around Virginia and a new expert at the College of William and Mary is adding to the state's already strong presence in the field.
Daily Press
November 3, 2009 

Non-DOE Group Holds G&T Info Session for Parents
Last Thursday I participated in the Bright Kids NYC parent information session about OLSAT test prep and general information about the NYC gifted and talented program.
Gotham Schools
November 2, 2009 

Brains on Fire: How Gifted Brains Learn
Gifted thinkers have been described as having "brains on fire" because of widespread brain activity associated with higher order thinking.
CNW News
November 2, 2009 

Gifted Education is the winner on the day
Primary and Intermediate school students flocked to Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium this afternoon to witness New Zealand’s largest game of Scrabble on a board over 16m squared.
Scoop
November 2, 2009

What Permata Pintar can learn from Projek BAKA
It is exciting to learn that Malaysia is seeing another gifted and talented program being established.
Malaysia Kini
November 2, 2009 

Karnes Center administers grant to improve student performance in math
A U.S. Department of Education grant providing support for area school districts to advance elementary school students’ performance in mathematics is being administered through the University of Southern Mississippi’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.
Hattiesburg American
November 2, 2009

Is gifted program tainted by bias?
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) exists to provide "intellectually gifted or artistically talented students" with opportunities "not usually available during the regular school year," according to the Georgia Department of Education Web site.
Augusta Chronicle
November 1, 2009