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Gifted Children: Nurturing Genius (Part Three)
Continuing my interview with Jill Adrian, Director of Family Services at the Davidson Institute, I asked, “What can be done once the gifted child is in the system, say, and headed into for 1st grade?”
Psychology Today
July 30, 2010

Washtenaw County school districts revamp high school options to improve student achievement
In eighth grade, Maggie Delbert wanted nothing more than to be a year older so she could attend Huron High School.
Ann Arbor News
July 29, 2010

Gifted and talented offerings assessed
Joan Ruddiman — hired by the Hopewell Valley Regional School District to evaluate its gifted and talented program — presented her findings to the school board at its regular meeting July 19.
Hopewell Valley News
July 29, 2010

Summer school for profoundly gifted students wraps up
They are among the best and brightest students in the nation, and they're spending three weeks this summer at the THINK Summer Institute on the UNR campus.
My News 4
July 29, 2010

Local Student Attends Blank Summer Institute
Abby Dockum of Urbandale and a student at Johnston Middle School attended the Blank Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, sponsored by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education
Des Moines Register
July 29, 2010

Gifted elementary school students have a new option for class in Ahwatukee Foothills starting this fall: a self-contained gifted program.
Ahwatukee News
July 28, 2010

The Real Problem with NY's "Gifted" Tests for Kindergarteners
Given the anxieties and aspirations of their target audience of readers, its no surprise that publications like the New York Times and New York Magazine never tire of writing about the concerns raised by New York City's system of identifying "gifted" students for special gifted programs.
Ed Week
July 28, 2010

Why gifted children also need special services
Josh had an Intelligent Quotient (IQ) of 110; yet, he was failing all his classes.
July 28, 2010

Civil rights groups call for new education agenda; debating school reform
Seven leading civil rights groups, including the NAACP and the National Urban League, called on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to dismantle core pieces of his education agenda, arguing that his emphases on expanding charter schools, closing low-performing schools, and using competitive rather than formula funding are detrimental to low-income and minority children.
Catalyst News
July 27, 2010

Fayette woman opens school for the gifted in Griffin
Fayetteville resident Lesley Dinoff summed up the main reason she opened a school for gifted children - her 15-year-old daughter.
Fayette County News
July 26, 2010

Equity of Test Is Debated as Children Compete for Gifted Kindergarten
Teachers at the Bloomingdale Head Start program in Manhattan tell Alexis Stewart that her 4-year-old son, Chase, is bright.
New York Times
July 25, 2010

How will Portland schools fare when gifted education funding is cut?
Few U.S. citizens would agree to cutting special education funds.
July 25, 2010

Gifted education program in danger in Nebraska
For 33 years, gifted students at 13 south central Nebraska schools have had a chance to attend a summer honors program.
Lincoln Journal Star
July 25, 2010

USF Poly Teaches Young Teens Robotics and Sci-Fi Multimedia
For 12-year-old J.T. Yoerger, July has been all about robots.
The Ledger
July 24, 2010

State funding made easier for ‘gifted’ poor schools
Among the bills signed into law this month by Gov. Pat Quinn, is one that makes it easier for low-income public schools to receive state funding for gifted educational programs.
Chicago Defender
July 23, 2010

Sun Post-Herald Student of the Week: Sean Bush
This St. Ignatius High School student recently returned from two weeks of intensive study at the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s summer institute.
Sun News
July 23, 2010 

HSU is the host of not your average camp
Layne Turner, Austin Stevenson, Ryan Nutt and Daniel Wilder came up with a creative way to name the city they built during Camp Threshold last week.
Reporter News
July 22, 2010

Gifted Children: Nurturing Genius (Part Two)
Realizing your child is gifted or profoundly gifted, it is not always easy to engage in conversations with people about what to do next.
Psychology Today
July 22, 2010

Gifted education camp stresses hands-on learning
The Summer Residence Camp brings gifted students from the US and overseas to attend classes they normally would not take at their schools.
Journal and Courier
July 22, 2010

Smartest Girls Find Gender Gap in Math, Science
They focused on the most gifted students, the top 0.01 percent who in seventh grade were able to score 700 or above on SAT math section or the equivalent
July 22, 2010

Traits of gifted and talented students
Gifted and talented students display advanced learning capabilities in various ways, according to the Handbook of Procedures for Implementing Gifted and Talented Education in Elementary Schools put out by Baltimore County Public Schools.
Arbutus Times
July 21, 2010

UTD program challenges the best and brightest young mathletes
For the select group of academically gifted middle and high school students training intensively this summer at the University of Texas at Dallas, math is a sport.
Dallas Morning News
July 21, 2010

Houston school board OKs AP, gifted class size increases
The Houston County Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to increase the class sizes of its gifted and Advanced Placement courses in light of budget woes.
Sun News
July 21, 2010 

All students expected to benefit from new gifted and talented program
The retirement of one teacher has freed up funding to expand the gifted and talented program in the Upper Freehold Regional School District.
July 20, 2010

South Korean teachers arrive at UI
Most of the 22 South Korean teachers welcomed to the University of Iowa campus on Monday had never been to the United States before
Daily Iowan
July 20, 2010

Gifted programs on chopping block?
State funding for gifted education would be eliminated, fewer students would take the annual statewide writing test and a textbook loan program for private schools would go unfunded under budget cuts being considered by the Nebraska Board of Education.
Omaha World-Herald
July 19, 2010

Reworking of JPS elementary school gifted and talented programs draws concern
Jackson Public Schools is reworking its elementary school gifted and talented programs, causing concerns from at least one teacher.
Jackson Citizen Patriot
July 19, 2010

The hard pressure on students at gifted schools
Students feel that they must obtain high exam scores and pass university entrance exams, among many other accomplishments.
VietNam Net 
July 19, 2010

Fun with learning at Camp SIP
Whether they’re learning how to make a Claymation film or solving the class murder mystery in forensics, the campers at Camp Scholars in Progress are always learning, ECISD advanced academic services coordinator Pam Hicks said.
OA Online
July 19, 2010

Late approval of 'elite student' programme
The German government's new National Grants Programme for the Specially Gifted has been rushed through the federal council that represents the federal states.
University World News
July 18, 2010

Summer science programs for gifted students take off
This year’s summer programs for gifted Saudi students kicked off at various colleges and universities across the Kingdom, offering 27 educational programs in science and technology in 22 scientific, educational and research institutions.
Saudi Gazette
July 17, 2010

Waukee principal earns statewide honor
Susan Wouters was sitting next to Jill Urich when the Waukee Middle School principal shared an idea for improving gifted education at Waukee Middle School: Every teacher should have the opportunity to earn a talented and gifted teaching endorsement.
Des Moines Register
July 16, 2010

G&T no education panacea
With school budgets crumbling around them and a myriad of education concerns in the Bronx and throughout the city, local politicians have singled out the effort to create additional gifted and talented seats at PS 24 for their attention.
Riverdale Press
July 15, 2010

Nurturing Genius (Part One)
“Beethoven had a music teacher who described him as “hopeless.”
Psychology Today
July 15, 2010

Program lets gifted students explore the outdoors
Monticello Middle School eighth-grader Julia Martinez selected a small forest clearing near Coal Creek as the site to build her imaginary cabin.
The Daily News
July 14, 2010

Baltimore County schools could increase AP classes
Parents fear gifted and talented program will suffer for sake of Advanced Placement
Cantonsville Times
July 14, 2010 

Growing up gifted in China
As millions of college hopefuls desperately wait for just one admission letter this summer, 10-year-old Su Liuyi from Tai'an, Shandong Province, has already received three.
Global Times
July 12, 2010

Estrella Mountain Community College launches gifted education endorsement program
Estrella Mountain Community College's new gifted-education endorsement program is the only of its kind in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Education.
Arizona Republic
July 10, 2010

IBM EX.I.T.E girls to make a difference in the world through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
EX.I.T.E. (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) is a four-day event running at IBM Hursley Lab, as part of the IBM worldwide Women in Technology (WIT) programme.
July 10, 2010

Cutting Programs For Gifted Students Will Hurt Nation's Ability To Compete
I was very disappointed to read about the Southington school system shutting down its gifted children's program [CTNow, June 18, "Parents Seek To Save Program"].
Hartford Courant
July 10, 2010

Camp allows gifted students to explore talents outside classroom
The reason they call it "dirty" art is apparent the moment you enter the ceramics studio at Millikin University.
Herald Review
July 9, 2010

Gifted parents start early and get a jump on the NYC admissions season
Here at the NY Gifted Education Examiner we've talked a lot recently about the multiple tests available to assess a child for academic giftedness.
NY Examiner
July 9, 2010

What's the Best Way to Identify Gifted Students?
Two weeks ago, the New York State Department of Education announced that it sought a better way of identifying gifted students in its public schools.
July 8, 2010 

International Academy Ends Gifted Project
The 2010 spring gifted project has come to an end.
All Africa
July 6, 2010

Rockford School District's gifted program under new leadership
A longtime district teacher and administrator is taking a new leadership role in the Rockford School District's gifted program.
Rockford Register Star
July 6, 2010

Multigrade schools focus on student needs
Workshop trains local teachers for new classrooms with combined age groups.
Reporter Herald
July 6, 2010

The Pitfalls in Identifying a Gifted Child
Thirty-seven states have some sort of mandate to address the needs of gifted and talented students in public schools.
New York Times
July 6, 2010

Gifted, talented program organized for students
To encourage local gifted youth, Payson mom Laurel Wala recently abandoned her plan to move with her family to Mexico for the next year and instead head the newly organized Payson Area Association for the Gifted and Talented.
The Payson Roundup
July 4, 2010

Parents still pressing district
The parents of elementary school students asked for the numbers showing why gifted and talented classes should be limited.
The Post and Courier
July 3, 2010

Future inventor
Osakis Elementary School Student Joshua May, the son of Dan and Pam May, participated in the Challenge Academy summer program for gifted and high potential learners earlier this month.
Osakis Review
July 2, 2010

Programs for gifted students need to be more inclusive
A team of consultants from the University of Virginia recently recommended that the Tacoma School District reach consensus on which population of students are gifted, then develop a vision and curriculum to serve them in its Highly Capable program.
The News Tribune
July 2, 2010

Changes under way for gifted, talented programs
Jon Paul Burden, the school district's Director of Exceptional Student Services, told the Windsor School Board of Education recently he felt the GATE program was in need of some updating.
Windsor Beacon
July 1, 2010

Gifted education might benefit from some new terminology
Gifted and Talented Education is a broad term for special practices used in the education of children who have been identified as intellectually gifted.
Star Exponent
July 1, 2010