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Gifted children’ should not be ignored
The National Standards Policy places ‘gifted children’ at greater risk of being ignored, an expert has said.
Indian News Link
February 28, 2010

Who Are You Calling Gifted
Other gifted students in lower level classes are discouraged, perhaps intimidated, maybe demoralized, and often decide not to take the risk.
Santa Barbara Independent
February 27, 2010

Receiving ‘gifted’ label easier than ever in D.C. area
Toss a piece of chalk in a local classroom, and chances are strong it will land on the desk of a budding genius — or at least one labeled as such.
Washington Examiner
February 27, 2010

From Gate to Honors - Where the Controversy Lies
Despite an internal battle to stop my urge to write about the proposed label change from GATE to Honors, as soon as I sat in front of my computer, I started pouring, like sand in a jar, my many thoughts on the issue.
Santa Barbara Edhat
February 27, 2010

Garland tots take tests to get into school district's new gifted kindergarten programs
Hundreds of bright 4-year-olds, many who can't read yet, head to Garland school district offices each year to take what may be the first test of their lives.
Dallas Morning News
February 26, 2010

How England treats its gifted children
The next few days will be a tense time for thousands of English families, as they wait to find out which state secondary school their 10- and 11-year-old children will attend in September.
Financial Times
February 26, 2010

Parents, teachers plead to keep city's programs
More than 20 people urged the Martinsville School Board on Thursday to avoid cuts in funds, staff and facilities that would affect children’s education.
Martinsville Bulletin
February 26, 2010 

Program proposed for gifted students
Gifted students should be allowed to work together in separate classrooms if doing so benefits their social and emotional learning, parents told school trustees at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.
Tri-City News
February 26, 2010

City schools planning second gifted center
The city school district is planning to convert Mallinckrodt elementary school into its second program for gifted students this fall, hoping to cash in on the popularity — and the wait list — of its other gifted classes.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 26, 2010

Gifted Teacher Wins First STELLAR Award
A teacher of gifted students in West Virginia is the first winner of the STELLAR Award, presented through the NASATalk web-based collaborative, which features teacher reflections on their use of NASA products.
Huntington News
February 25, 2010

Recognizing gifted and talented African American students
Teddi Beam-Conroy recently spoke in honor of Black History Month at the San Antonio location of the educational assessment company Pearson.
San Antonio Express
February 24, 2010

Changing the face of gifted and talented education
Readers of this column have produced some of the most cogent and thoughtful questions and comments regarding the proposed gifted and talented education paradigm.
Examiner
February 23, 2010

Schools urged to do more for gifted
Schools have neglected some of their best and brightest students by failing to intellectually challenge them, a national advocate for gifted education told about 300 Nebraska and Iowa educators in La Vista last week.
North Platte Telegraph
February 21, 2010

Budget woes put programs for gifted students in peril
Services for high-achieving students could be reduced or completely eliminated as school leaders look for ways to save money.
Rapids Tribune
February 21, 2010

The GATE's Closing
In high school, there tend to be fine lines. Fine lines between a friend and a companion, for example, and fine lines between understanding something or not.
Santa Barbara Independent
February 20, 2010

San Marcos Launches Accelerated Academic Program
San Marcos High School has launched an Accelerated Academic Program as part of a districtwide initiative to meet the needs and interests of all students.
San Marcos News
February 19, 2010

5th-Grader Says 'Gifted' Standards Unfair
Fifth-grader Hannah Workman has received her fair share of academic awards and honors in the short time she's been going to school.
News 4
February 19, 2010

Gifted program a hit with K-5 crowd
There are many ways to test student achievements and challenge them academically.
DL Online
February 18, 2010

In Md., gifted children are left behind
As the General Assembly meets in Annapolis, it has its hands full. The devastating side effects of the economic recession must be addressed with urgency and devotion.
Baltimore Sun
February 17, 2010 

Center for Gifted Education hosts visitors from Ukraine
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at William and Mary's School of Education recently hosted two international visitors from Ukraine.
W&M News
February 17, 2010

Schools, parents to pay for Governor's School
Due to the budget crisis, state leaders have decided that for the first time, it will implement a tuition fee for rising seniors who attend Governor's School.
WTDV
February 17, 2010

Helping the 'twice-exceptional'
There are several children in Iowa and other parts of the country who are gifted but also have to deal with social or learning disabilities, said Nicholas Colangelo, the director of the University of Iowa's Belin and Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.
Press-Citizen
February 16, 2010

Clever children matter, too
The gifted and talented programme has been a mess, but gifted pupils still need support and this should be an election issue.
The Guardian
February 16, 2010

Cap on charter schools may be lifted under bill proposed by Idaho lawmaker
An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow more charter schools to open to aid under-served students.
KOZE
February 16, 2010

Polk Envisions a New Path for Gifted Pupils
For the last several years, Cleveland Court Elementary and Southwest Middle schools have lost dozens of bright students to private, charter or choice schools in the area.
The Ledger
February 14, 2010

'The school's chances were snatched away'
Labour Party member Joanna Leapman became a governor at her children's school to make state education better for everyone.
The Telegraph
February 14, 2010

Warwick University launch programme for gifted children
Warwick University is to highlight the ending of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth by launching its own schemes on the day the academy closes.
Coventry Telegraph
February 13, 2010
 

Center for Gifted Education hosts 'Focusing on the Future' conference
The Center for Gifted Education recently hosted its 13th annual career conference, "Focusing on the Future: A Career and Academic Planning Experience for High-Ability Students in Grades 6-12 and Their Parents."
William & Mary News
February 13, 2010

High school’s in for bright young things
MANY parents understandably believe their child is bright, and now there’s a new opportunity in Armidale to foster that talent.
Armidale Express
February 12, 2010

Gifted program teacher receives grant
Lorraine Moore, academically gifted and talented teacher for Spartanburg School District Three, received a $5,000 National Education Association (NEA) grant.
Spartanburg News
February 12, 2010

Give gifted kids tools for success
ENSURING that all students have the tools to succeed — particularly those who show tremendous talent and potential in the classroom — is one thing the state legislature cannot ignore.
New Haven Register
February 11, 2010

Cape discusses gifted and talented program
Delaney Cinnamon reads faster than her classmates, and at reading levels higher than normal for her age.
Cape Gazette
February 11, 2010 

Gifted student programs may change
The Brainerd School District, as soon as next fall, may be transforming the way it educates its brightest students in all grade levels.
Brainerd Dispatch
February 10, 2010

Leading Arab Education Experts helping to drive academic progress across the region at GEF 2010
In partnership with the Ministry of Education, F&E, the organizers of the Global Education Forum (GEF) have secured leading Arab educationalists as key note speakers at this year’s event.
Al Bawaba
February 10, 2010

FBISD Gifted And Talented Staff And Students Well Represented At State Conference
The Fort Bend Independent School District was well represented at the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2009 Professional Development Conference, held recently in Houston.
Fort Bend Now
February 10, 2010

Gifted students deserve right tools to achieve
As a teacher, I am most hopeful that the federal funding that was promised to education by our president is heading to our state and local school districts.
Journal Gazette
February 9, 2010 

Ky. Leaders Reviewing New Scholarship Program
Some academically gifted teens who graduate from high school a year early could get at least a portion of their college tuition paid by the state under a measure that cleared the Senate on Tuesday.
WCPO
February 9, 2010

Gifted programs have grown in Valley schools
Margaux Ochoa, a fourth-grade student at Gonzalez Elementary School, wants to be a scientist or a marine biologist.
The Monitor
February 9, 2010

Gifted and talented youth
The youngest member of the Browne review panel into higher education funding talks to John Crace about the burden of responsibility.
The Guardian
February 9, 2010

Mom's involvement key to education
If all was left to fate, I might not be writing these words as a columnist for The Orange County Register.
Orange County Register
February 9, 2010

Gifted kids let down by system
For some of WA's 35,000 gifted children, their overlooked "gifts" have become a burden, forcing them to turn to misbehaviour or switch off from lessons.
Herald Sun
February 7, 2010

Allegany County staff, students to receive state gifted/talented education awards
Allegany County educators and students will be honored by the Maryland State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education at a reception in Annapolis later this month.
Cumberland Times-News
February 6, 2010 

South Loop School at crossroads
Ten years ago, South Loop School was struggling with low test scores and on the verge of probation.
Chicago Tribune
February 6, 2010

President Obama proposes eliminating the only federal program for gifted education
One would think President Obama of all people would value gifted education, considering he has two young children and he and his wife are certainly of above average intelligence.
Examiner
February 5, 2010

School District News
Santa Barbara Secondary School District's GATE courses and the district's board focus goal to increase the participation of underrepresented students in GATE courses.
Santa Barbara News
February 4, 2010

Education 'for a better world' 
A CALL to build a better world through education without borders went out from Bahrain yesterday. Education is the most important factor in improving stability, productivity and prosperity of a society, said His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Economic Development Board chairman.
Gulf Daily News
February 4, 2010

Birmingham could cut gifted program, education center
The Birmingham school board may eliminate its 10-acre Environmental Education Center, cut back its enrichment program for gifted elementary students and make numerous other changes to help eliminate a nearly $8-million projected budget deficit.
Free Press
February 3, 2010

Teaching teachers to teach the gifted
Gifted kids get left behind almost as often as kids with learning disabilities, according to California Association for Gifted Students.
San Diego News
February 3, 2010
 

Novato trims gifted program in response to state cuts
Novato schools have cut $43,427 from the district's program for gifted and talented students in response to state budget cuts.
Marin Journal
February 3, 2010

Obama Budget Perpetuates Nation's Neglect of Gifted Learners
Despite increasing education funding overall by six percent, President Obama's Fiscal Year 2011 budget released today eliminates the sole federal program dedicated to addressing the needs of America's high-potential students.
Earth Times
February 2, 2010
 
Students Push for Gifted Education
For Alan Hatfield and Sidhant Misra, one summer program was worth testifying for in Jefferson City.
KOMU
February 2, 2010

TUSD vows adherence to plan amid skepticism
For the first time, the Tucson Unified School District has a formal plan on how to narrow the achievement gap that still exists between Anglo and minority students despite more than 30 years of court oversight and $1 billion in taxpayer money.
Arizona Daily Star
February 1, 2010