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More Pre-K Pupils Qualify for Gifted Programs
The number of students qualifying for gifted kindergarten programs in New York City public school districts rose by 10 percent this year, and those qualifying for the elite citywide program jumped by a third, raising the possibility that parents and their children have begun to master an admission process that was retooled three years ago.
NY Times
April 30, 2010

Gifted kids need services
All of the attention that focused on the thousands that swarmed around Springfield’s Capitol April 21 missed an important detail.
Rockford Register Star
April 30, 2010

Putting students first
We'll wager most people who have achieved any amount of success in life can point to at least one teacher during their formative years who had a big impact on helping them achieve their goals. Such educators are cherished in memory long after their classroom days are over, and their legacies continue in the many young lives they touched.
Baltimore Sun
April 30, 2010

PISD OKs new program for gifted and talented
Starting in 2011, Pearland school district will have a new program for gifted-and-talented students that will be based at an existing campus.
April 30, 2010

Parents lobby for program aiding gifted students
The Challenge program helped Bob Bush succeed when he was in school, and he now sees how it is helping his own child.
Comox Valley Record
April 29, 2010

Coordinators discuss Gifted and Talented success
For the three coordinators of Belleville schools' Gifted and Talented Program, the goal remains to challenge each and every student to do their best and find the areas for which they may have special aptitude.
North Jersey News
April 29, 2010

Cave Creek Academy presents opportunities for gifted children
Cave Creek Academy (CCA), a new K-8 private school, will be opening in August.
Sonoran News
April 28, 2010

How to Tell if Your Child Is Gifted
Most parents think their kids are brilliant. But is your child gifted? And what does "gifted" mean anyway?
Parent Dish
April 28, 2010

Alvin ISD’s dual-language program flourishing
Miriam Higuera grew up speaking Spanish, and after eight years in a dual-language program, she’s now fluent in English, too.
The Facts
April 28, 2010

Private school considering Boulder campus for gifted
Nearly five months after the Boulder Valley school board denied a request to start a charter school for gifted and talented students in the district, a Littleton-based private school has expressed interest in opening a campus in Boulder.
Daily Camera
April 28, 2010

Team challenges stimulate gifted children
I recently helped monitor 1,800 academically talented children in grades 3-8 from 97 schools and 16 school districts engaged in creative problem solving, language-arts and math competitions as part of the 26th annual Academic Challenge Cup (ACC).
Suburban Journal
April 27, 2010 

Supporting gifted and talented children
While resources are rightfully channeled into assisting children with learning difficulties, it's possible that children at the other end of the spectrum don't get quite as much attention.
ABC Brisbane
April 27, 2010

Summer Honors Program on Chopping Block
Every summer, 700 high school students from across the state are chosen to live and study at Valdosta State University for a six week program.
FOX Atlanta
April 26, 2010

More NN elementaries to offer gifted classes
Newport News Public Schools is expanding its Talented and Gifted Program to add three more elementary schools for the 2010-2011 school year.
Daily Press
April 26, 2010

School board OKs new plan for gifted education
Starting next school year, identification and service for gifted students in Pitt County will follow a new plan for the next three years.
The Daily Reflector
April 25, 2010 

Regional Office of Education Offers Techniques in Teaching Gifted Students Classroom teachers across Knox County are learning to identify gifted students in their classrooms and adjust lessons to challenge those few students for whom learning comes easy.
April 25, 2010 

An athlete with brains is worried
The trophy on a living room cabinet is for ''Kristen Danek ... Moore Basketball 2010.”
The Morning Call
April 25, 2010 

Closing the Science gap
The students in the room held their breath collectively, ears straining to hear sounds coming from inside the plain brown cardboard box.
OA Online
April 25, 2010

School districts consolidating programs for gifted students
Three school districts will consolidate their services for gifted students this fall under the Harvey County Special Education Cooperative.
The Kansan
April 24, 2010 

Tough assignment at Jefferson
A local school district plans to tighten the entry requirements for advanced classes and invite parents with some expertise to volunteer for after-school sessions.
Tracy Press
April 24, 2010

Biographies and Braille help keep kids thinking
Dick, Jane and Spot would be lost in Anita Goble's second-grade classroom at Newman Elementary School.
Mansfield News Journal
April 23, 2010

Broad Prize finalist once described as mildly rotten – but marvelously politically correct
The “Ministry of Silly Walks" is a sketch from the Monty Python comedy troupe's television show Monty Python's Flying Circus, that involves the main actor, John Cleese, as a civil servant in an imaginary British government ministry responsible for securing grants for developing Silly Walks.
The Examiner
April 23, 2010 

Lakeville plans to reach out to gifted students
A full-time elementary class and an expanded middle school honors program are among the proposals to attract kids.
Star Tribune
April 22, 2010

Learning styles strategies on creativity and talent development
How might we use learning styles to help us become more effective in teaching for creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making?
Manilla Bulliten
April 21, 2010

Lisgar gifted program to stay in place
The popular gifted program at Lisgar Collegiate Institute will remain in place after trustees on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s education committee defeated an amendment calling for its demise.
The Ottawa Citizen
April 21, 2010

Board takes heat for cutting gifted and talented programs
When math teacher Michael Leavens of the Fernwood Avenue Middle School was given the teacher of the year award at the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education meeting the night of Tuesday, April 13, Superintendent Scott McCartney attributed his budget development skills to what Leavens taught him in grade school.
Shore News
April 20, 2010

They got the name right
The popularity of Aspire Middle School, the North Thurston school district’s year-old magnet school for the performing arts, is revealing some complications in its admissions process.
The News Tribune
April 20, 2010

Pushy parents in a competitive society: how ancient Roman teens had it tough too
She'll argue that pushy parents and a competitive society driving youngsters to extremes to succeed is far from a modern phenomenon.
April 2010

They’re smartest in the state
FOUR northern beaches students have been judged among the smartest high school science students in NSW.
Manly Daily
April 19, 2010 

Four chosen for Governor's School 2010
Four Burke County high school students will attend the Governor's School of North Carolina this summer.
The News Herald
April 19, 2010

Shut down Lisgar gifted classes
An Ottawa public school board trustee wants to shut down the popular gifted program at Lisgar Collegiate Institute and transfer students to Gloucester High School, an idea roundly rejected by students, parents and trustees.
The Ottawa Citizen
April 19, 2010

Black men step up as mentors and role models for Fairbanks youth
Pizza lures them in, but the main course is conversation with an emphasis on the value of education.
Daily News-Miner
April 18, 2010

BBC bans 'Dr. Who' from gifted kids ads
Matt Smith, the latest Doctor Who on the British sci fi series, has been banned from appearing in a "cool to be clever" ad for gifted children, the BBC says.
April 18, 2010

School For Gifted Youth Expected To Be Operational Next Year
A school for gifted youth between the ages of 15 to 17, is expected to be operational next year, the prime minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said Friday.
Bernama News
April 17, 2010

MELROSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Survey says: New education model is work in progress
Four months after it was rolled out in the Melrose Public Schools, “Meeting the Needs of All Learners” — a new so-called educational “hybrid model” that offers a “gifted and talented” component, but doesn’t segregate students from their peers — has received mixed reviews from parents, who indicated in a recent survey that they’ve seen improvements in the schools, but still want more information about how the changes this year affect their children.
Melrose Free Press
April 16, 2010 

Budget crunch raises concerns for Starkville schools' gifted program
Budget cuts are making many people in the Starkville School District ask questions about the future of gifted programs in the public schools, and there’s not a lot of answers available.
The Dispatch
April 16, 2010

Elizabeth Public Schools Celebrates Formal Dedication of Terence C. Reilly Gifted and Talented, School No. 7
On Tuesday, April 13, the Elizabeth Board of Education formally dedicated the district’s newly opened, Terence C. Reilly Gifted and Talented, School No. 7.
News Record
April 16, 2010

Breckenridge students learn nanoscience, microelectronics
Within one hour, sixth grade students at Breckenridge Elementary-Middle School became embedded systems programmers.
Daily News
April 15, 2010

Anova's ‘gifted and talented’ school set to lease Beebe
The organizers of the Anova School, a grassroots private school for gifted and talented students without a brick and mortar home, have reached an agreement to lease the vacant Beebe School from the city, according to both parties, and a lease agreement could be signed by the end of the week.
Melrose Free Press
April 15, 2010

Four students selected for Governor's School
Four Wilkes County teenagers are among 600 North Carolina rising high school juniors and seniors selected to attend the 2010 Governor's School this summer.
Wilkes Journal-Patriot
April 15, 2010

Changes in gifted program opposed
Northampton Area parents, students protest reassigning high school teachers.
The Morning Call
April 15, 2010

As I See It: When the cupboard is bare
Now, no one questioned that the gifted and talented students need some special attention.
Valley Courier
April 14, 2010

For first time, University High is taking in non-TUSD students
As enrollment continues to drop in the Tucson Unified School District, University High School has found a way to increase the number of students attending.
Arizona Daily Star
April 14, 2010

McKinley parents worried about baccalaureate program
McKinley Middle School is soon to have International Baccalaureate programming. Despite the program's reputation as having an advanced and rigorous curriculum, some parents worry it will hurt their students more than it helps.
Journal Times
April 14, 2010

New information, same argument, same outcome
New information about moving the gifted program to Challenger K-8 resulted in school board members rehashing old arguments — with similar results as their meeting about four months ago.
Hernando Today
April 13, 2010

17 DPS students to attend Governor's School
Terry Sanford, is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.
Durham Herald Sun
April 13, 2010

Bright preschooler needs challenge and fun
My 3-year-old granddaughter seems to be quite a bit ahead of her peers, relative to reading and math skills (currently ahead of where the 4-year-olds and kindergartners seem to be), and her parents are pondering the best preschool placement.
Savannah Morning News
April 12, 2010

Vail Valley schools' gifted program could change
Eagle County schools' gifted education program is always changing, but are the Vail Valley's gifted kids learning?
Vail Daily
April 11, 2010

Focus on reading helps Garland's Walnut Glen rise to top of school rankings
The book is the "in" thing at Garland's Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence.
Dallas Morning News
April 11, 2010 

Cost of moving Quest revealed
Merging the gifted program to Challenger K-8 is estimated to save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars in transportation costs — $100,000 more than the amount it will cost for staffing and curriculum changes.
Hernando Today
April 11, 2010

Fifth-graders in the academically gifted program at Brunson set out to help turtles
The other night, Jenna Smull and her mother, Julia, hoped to fill the front yard of friends with loggerhead turtles and escape undetected.
Journal Reporter
April 10, 2010

Schools work hard to boost MCA scores
When Minnesota students sit down to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-IIs) this month, they’ll test not only their understanding of the standards, but also their school’s ability to teach them.
Savage Pacer 
April 10, 2010

Dist. 102 Pleased With Feedback, Will Explore Gifted Options
The results of a recent parent survey has Aptakisic-Tripp School Dist. 102 considering more personalized learning for gifted students, according to Supt. Theresa Dunkin.
Journal & Topics Reporter
April 9, 2010

Elementary Redistricting In Harford County Public Schools Has Magnetic Potential
Somewhere among Harford County’s thirty-two public elementary schools, there is a seat for every child.
The Dagger
April 9, 2010

The great tyke-ovsky playing Carnegie Hall
A pint-sized pianist from Connecticut is among the youngest prodigies who'll show off their musical moxie this month at Carnegie Hall.
New York Post
April 8, 2010

More gifted students than seats in local schools, again
Once again, there are more students who made it into District 10’s gifted and talented program this year than there are local seats to accommodate them come the fall.
The Riverdale Press
April 8, 2010 

CHAMP program at Memphis aims to be a regional magnet
Imagine learning the content of the four-year high school mathematics curriculum, as established by Michigan High School Content Expectations, within a span of just two years.
The Voice
April 7, 2010

Gifted student school asks for more Gov’t assistance
Ho Chi Minh City’s Le Hong Phong high school for the gifted asked the Government April 6 to allocate more budget funds for the school based on the total number of classes instead of the total number of students.
April 7, 2010

Osseo school's money woes ease - for now, at least
Osseo schools will get an infusion of $2 million next year, and the school board has voted to use the money to hire 12 more teachers and to ensure that its all-day everyday kindergarten program continues in five elementary schools.
Star Tribune
April 6, 2010

Cuts in program for gifted children draw criticism from faculty, parents
Proposed cuts to AIG or academically gifted programs in New Hanover County drew the ire of teachers and parents at the New Hanover County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.
Star News
April 6, 2010

Guidelines for Developing an Academic-Acceleration Policy"
Looking to boost the number of states and districts with academic-acceleration options for gifted students, three national groups have published a new brief with practical recommendations for developing school policies that speed up the curricular pace.
Ed Week
April 6, 2010

Professionals help gifted students test their skills
Designing a bridge, programming a robot or mixing medicines all require sharp intellects and well-honed skills.
Richmond Register
April 5, 2010

Dallas magnet schools top Houston group's rankings
Dallas ISD's magnet campuses again dominate a list of the best public high schools in Texas, while several of the city's large comprehensive high schools rank at the bottom.
Dallas Morning News
April 4, 2010

Student educate peers
Spring is in the air, but with the beautiful weather comes unexpected dangers.
The Alvarado Post
April 3, 2010

We Must Continue "Stand and Deliver" Teacher Jaime Escalante's Legacy
Jaime Escalante, the mathematics teacher who served as the inspiration behind 1988 film, “Stand and Deliver,” passed away Tuesday at the age of 79.
National Womens Law Center
April 2, 2010

Support programs offered to Charlotte students
Charlotte Public Schools has maintained a variety of supports for student learning.
Lansing State Journal
April 2, 2010

School for gifted to locate in Melrose
A private school for gifted and talented students received unanimous approval from the Melrose School Committee to set up its first location in Melrose during representatives' second appearance before the committee on Tuesday.
Boston Globe 
April 2, 2010

Colchester children, parents exercise minds
A new “conference for kids” drew curious children and their parents to Minds in Motion, held Saturday at Jack Jackter Intermediate School.
Norwich Bulletin
April 1, 2010

Elizabeth Celebrates Formal Dedication Of Gifted And Talented School
On Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m., the Elizabeth Board of Education will formally dedicate the district’s newly opened, Terence C. Reilly Gifted and Talented, School No. 7 on First Avenue.
NJ Today
April 1, 2010