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Gender Gap for the Gifted in City Schools
When the kindergartners at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, one of New York City’s schools for gifted students, form neat boy-girl rows for the start of recess, the lines of girls reach well beyond the lines of boys.
New York Times
May 31, 2010

Rutgers sees rise in gifted high school students taking summer courses
The state university heads toward the summer sessions this year with an increase in students in both the gifted “high school” and regular programs.
Central Jersey
May 30, 2010

Mensa considering separate schools for gifted children
Mensa state secretary Gerald Vats said the society was considering starting with a school in Victoria, for children with special abilities.
Herald Sun
May 30, 2010

Gifted program cut back
North Thurston will cancel next year's second-grade class for the talented and gifted because not enough students qualified.
News Tribune
May 29, 2010

Cluster muster for learning
Each week kids from Papatoetoe schools get together with one thing in common – a love of learning.
Manukau Courier 
May 29, 2010

Are gifted students entitled to free college educations?
Thirteen- year-old Levi Clancy is one gifted young man — not unlike me. But unlike me, Levi is smart.
Sierra Sun
May 28, 2010 

USM to offer summer courses in teaching gifted education
The University of Southern Mississippi will offer five courses this summer in gifted education for individuals seeking certification or a graduate degree in the area of gifted education, and may be taken to fulfill partial graduate degree requirements
Hattiesburg American
May 28, 2010

A Look At Gifted Students & Public School
The Vermont Department of Education has a definition for children who can be considered "gifted and talented."
Vermont Public Radio
May 27, 2010

Meeting The Needs Of Gifted & Talented Children
If a child is gifted, the assumption is that he or she will automatically do well in school.
Vermont Public Radio
May 27, 2010

Pupils enjoy challenges
GIFTED and talented pupils from schools across Swindon competed in a variety of subjects.
Swindon Advertiser
May 26, 2010

The next Bill Gates?
Josiah Jaramillo seems like any other kid.
News-Advertiser
May 26, 2010

TAG: You’re It
“School to me is just boring,” Jordan Lampo told authorities.
New Haven Independent
May 26, 2010

Washoe program challenges gifted, talented students
School Zone is a weekly column written by the Washoe County School District trustees and administration about key issues and noteworthy news for parents, teachers and students.
Reno Gazette Journal
May 26, 2010

Supporters decry cuts to New Haven Talented and Gifted Program
The Board of Education got an earful at Monday night’s meeting from parents and students who oppose drastic cuts to the district’s Talented and Gifted Program.
New Haven Register
May 26, 2010

College offers at risk, gifted summer program
Columbia College administrators are making summertime preparations that will make some student’s summer sizzle.
Connect Missouri
May 25, 2010

Alexander Lukashenko: gifted people can advance Belarus to leading positions
The support for the gifted youth is a matter of national importance in Belarus and is designed for all talented children regardless of the prosperity and social status of their children.
National Legal Internet Portal
May 24, 2010

Dallas 7th-grader Quinn Torres honored by Duke for ACT scores
Quinn Torres' mind is whirling with thoughts, ideas and inventions.
Dallas Morning News
May 24, 2010

KMS Students recognized by Duke TIP
A number of seventh and eighth grade students recently received local recognition for their academic achievements through Duke TIP, a national program which identifies gifted youth and provides resources to nurture the development of those students to their optimal educational potential.
Daily Dunklin
May 23, 2010

Tacoma gifted program has ‘wandered,' says consultant
The Tacoma School District should end its heavy reliance on test scores to determine which students are admitted to gifted education programs, a consultant recommends.
The News Tribune
May 23, 2010 

Gloucester High School team tops province in Reach For The Top
After they were quizzed on everything from Switzerland to sonnets to the Temple of Janus, six Gloucester High School students out-answered 40 other schools to become Ontario provincial Reach For The Top champions.
Ottawa Citizen
May 22, 2010

Teachers attend conference in Winston-Salem
Teachers, parents, administrators, university personnel and other interested individuals attended the conference on gifted education in Winston-Salem on Feb. 11-12.
Richmond County News
May 21, 2010

Breakup in Bartlett Middle School's future
Bartlett Middle will be a completely different school next year, and parents who have had problems with the school's social and academic climate say it's about time.
Savannah Morning news
May 20, 2010

Gifted child: Little whiz kid
Wonder boy not only cracks math problems with lightning speed, but also catches teachers' mistakes.
Gulf News
May 20, 2010

What Color Is Your Folder?
Jennifer, is Kellen gifted?" The question comes from my son's eight year-old buddy Alan* (*not his real name), who is sitting next to him in the back seat.
Huffington Post
May 19, 2010

Program for gifted students on hold amid budget crunch
For families of the valley’s smartest children, the news back in December was welcomed: A $600,000 federal appropriation would help the Clark County School District pursue plans to start a stand-alone, $2.5 million academy for highly gifted students.
Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2010

The Children Are Bright; the Setting, Scruffy
At TAG Young Scholars, a citywide school in East Harlem for the talented and gifted, what goes on inside the classroom is praised by parents, but the aesthetics and facilities are, in a word, challenging.
New York Times
May 17, 2010

Gifted Kids: Are the Best Minds Being Left Behind?
All across America there are public schools that never bother to identify children who possess extraordinary gifts.
Take Part
May 17, 2010

ASU expands online programs for K-12 teachers
Arizona State University has expanded its offerings of affordable online degree and certification programs for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers.
ASU News
May 17, 2010

Teachers, students oppose elimination of gifted program
One of the most significant casualties of the Board of Education’s $900,000 budget reduction was the elimination of the gifted and talented program at the middle and high school levels.
New Britain Herald
May 17, 2010

Neglecting the Gifted
School district should put attention to high achievers on the 'important' list.
Mail Tribune
May 16, 2010 

Roeper hosts Dutch teachers
The Roeper School hosted a group of 12 teachers from the Netherlands from Saturday, May 1, through May 8.
Hometown Life
May16, 2010

BHS course lets students delve into any subject
Imagine being able to study any subject you wanted to in school.
Temple Daily Telegram
May 16, 2010

The search for gifted students in L.A.
How many times must we learn that if the bar is set high, students will strive to reach it?
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2010

AIG plan presented to school board Thursday
Every three years Person County Schools must update its AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) plan.
Person County Life
May 15, 2010

Poorest schoolchildren 'missing out on help'
Pupils from poor homes are half as likely to be identified as bright by their teachers, according to official figures.
Daily Telegraph
May 14, 2010

Aiming for the top
API scores show Elkhorn Elementary, Middle College High among state's top schools; Lodi's ESL students lag behind
News-Sentinel
May 14, 2010

Gilbert schools' new approach for teaching gifted questioned
Throughout this school year, Gilbert Public Schools has been trying a new approach for teaching gifted students.
Arizona Republic
May 13, 2010

District looks online to help advanced students
As it looks for ways to expand its offerings for high-achieving students Independent School District 196 is turning to the Internet to ensure new classes are available to the largest possible audience.
Rosemount Town Pages
May 13, 2010

e-gifted
High school senior Eugenia O’Kelly routinely wears her pajamas to class. Not because no one cares, but because no one can tell.
The Stanford Daily
May 13, 2010

Skaneateles school district is restoring its gifted program, but needs to cut it, officials say
The Skaneateles school district’s program for gifted students — Horizons — will be back next year, but not in the same form as the current program, school Superintendent Philip D’Angelo said Wednesday.
Post-Standard
May 12, 2010

Gifted program changes under fire
Students, parents, graduates and a teacher running the Northampton Area School District's gifted program objected Monday to proposed changes at the high school that would remove the students' support teachers.
The Morning Call
May 12, 2010

The Gifted Experiment That Keeps on Giving
This weekend, the Los Angeles Times published a story about an emerging group of gifted children in the public school system: second graders from a trio of schools in low-income neighborhoods with predominantly black and Latino students.
Take Part
May 12, 2010

Poway Schools Cut Spending on Gifted Classes
You might remember a recent San Francisco Chronicle article I linked to in the morning newsblitz, noting that gifted education in the Bay Area took a hit as budgets dropped and schools diverted funds to other programs.
Voice of San Diego
May 11, 2010

Skaneateles won't cut program for gifted students
Skaneateles school officials have reversed a decision to cut a program for gifted pupils.
The Post-Stanard
May 11, 2010

York upgrades programs for gifted students (video)
The majority of discussion and emphasis at York City school board meetings in recent years has been on getting struggling students up to the performance level where the state says they should be.
York Dispatch
May 11, 2010

Obec to roll out gifted pupils scheme nationwide
Buoyed by the success of intensive classes for students gifted in science and maths at Mahidol Wittayanusorn School in Nakhon Pathom, the Office of the Basic Education Commission plans to duplicate the programme around the country.
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2010

Pender County students to attend Governor’s School
Three students from Pender County Schools have been selected to participate in the 2010 North Carolina Governor’s School.
Star News
May 10, 2010

Low-income LA schools looking for lost gifted kids
Some city schools with low-income and minority students are putting new emphasis on finding gifted kids, and the search is proving fruitful.
San Jose News
May 10, 2010

L.A. schools on sharper lookout for gifted students — and they find them
Second-grader Emariye Louden would debate just about anything with his mother from the time he could talk. At 4, he knew his letters, spelled his name and memorized birthdays and phone numbers.
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2010

Qatar Academy selects five toppers for US programme
Five students from the Qatar Academy will be in the US from July 5-16 to participate in the summer programme of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES), an official said.
Gulf Times
May 9, 2010

Boulder Valley to launch new programs for gifted students
With about 3,000 Boulder Valley students identified as gifted or talented, the school district is launching several new programs next year -- including one that clusters high-achieving students into the same classes.
Daily Camera
May 8, 2010

Private School Screening Test Loses Some Clout
For legions of 4- and 5-year-olds and their parents, the test known as the E.R.B. is the entree into the world of private schooling, its pressure and price a taste of the expensive years to come.
NY Times
May 7, 2010 

Battle continues over gifted programs
For the past two years I have spent countless hours working with a group of committed parents to develop a viable and accessible gifted and talented program within the Riverdale community.
Riverdale Press
May 7, 2010 

Educators see that enrichment program pays off
They came, they observed, and they were impressed.
Staten Island Advance
May 6, 2010

Wowed by science
The fourth-graders visiting Creekside Middle School cupped their hands around their eyes, riveted not by a video game or even their favorite TV show.
Northwest Herald
May 6, 2010

How to discover your child’s talent
Did you know your gifted or talented child could be a challenge both to you and his teachers?
The Standard
May 6, 2010

Highland Local School District levy passes by narrow margin
The middle school talented and gifted program will be restored and the elementary school's program will not be touched.
Sun Star Courier
May 5, 2010

Palm Harbor pianist, 11, performs at Carnegie Hall
At age 11, Nadia Azzi has accomplished what many musicians work a lifetime to achieve.
Tampa Bay Online
May 4, 2010

Talented, gifted student programs lack funds
When Shari Wyne's son was identified as an intellectually gifted first-grader two years ago through a standardized test at Jefferson Elementary School, she expected him to receive more challenging schoolwork or special activities to stimulate his intellect.
Mail Tribune
May 4, 2010

Mandan School Board hears discussion on gifted program
The parents of a first-grader at Fort Lincoln Elementary School want more options for high-achieving students.
Bismarck Tribune
May 4, 2010

Center for Gifted Ed hosts National Curriculum Network Conference
The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) at the College of William and Mary's School of Education recently hosted the 15th annual National Curriculum Network Conference.
William& Mary News
May 3, 2010 

Kyrene School District to offer more education choices
The district is offering one new program and expanding two others in response to the charter-school movement.
The Arizona Republic
May 3, 2010

Parent group supports Gov. Mifflin gifted students
When Jane Marie Clipman's son was in kindergarten, he was already tearing through "Harry Potter" books.
Reading Eagle
May 3, 2010

Telling Beeville’s untold stories to Texas
The students in Debra Hanus’ sixth-grade gifted and talented class at Moreno Middle School are putting the finishing touches on their “History of Beeville” project.
South Tex
May 2, 2010

Budget ax looming over school for special-needs kids
In second grade, Matthew Wells nearly broke his teacher’s arm in a sudden fit of rage.
Star News
May 1, 2010

Finding the 'Gifted and Talented'
The Department of Education has released some numbers on acceptance to elementary school gifted and talented programs — and huge discrepancies continue to exist throughout the city both in the number of children who take the test and the number who qualify, based on their score on a standardized test, for city or district programs.
Gotham Gazette
May 1, 2010

Six districts in Central Brooklyn and the South Bronx don't have enough kids to open gifted program
Despite a years-long push to diversify city gifted programs, six districts still don't have enough qualifying kids to open gifted kindergartens next fall.
NY Daily News
May 1, 2010