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Changes coming for Columbia’s Center for Gifted Education
Columbia’s Center for Gifted Education will expand its program and the number of students it serves in upcoming months as it makes the move to the former Field Elementary School building.
Columbia Daily Tribune
September 30, 2010

Summerville school adopts leadership habits
In Kathy Green's classroom at Summerville Elementary School, every child is a leader.
Post and Courier
September 30, 2010

Parent questions NPSD gifted program process
A North Penn School District parent has asked the district's school board to make some big changes to the gifted education program.
The Reporter
September 29, 2010

CMS picks 12 schools for possible closure
Sweeping plan would also change dozens of other schools, and affect thousands of students.
Charlotte Observer
September 29, 2010

School board gives preliminary nod to new elementary school curriculum guidelines
The Montgomery County Board of Education has given preliminary approval to new guidelines for an elementary school curriculum that is designed to integrate critical and creative thinking skills across subjects and gives teachers electronic access to more teaching resources.
The Gazette
September 29, 2010

Parents of gifted children seek support
When Camber Charlot learned her 1-year-old daughter, Astor Tellman, loved language, she and her husband taught her to read and provided a supportive environment for their daughter filled with literature and math.
Issaquah Press
September 28, 2010

Why do gifted children fail?
Child prodigies may have an easy ride at school – but as I found, they can face difficulties in later life.
The Guardian
September 27, 2010

PCS Edventures! Announces Saudi Arabia Program Expansion
Al Riyadh School Relationship Expands for 2010-11 School Year
PR Newswire
September 27, 2010

Rutherford to test second-graders on reasoning abilities
Second-graders in the Rutherford County Schools system will be tested this week on their reasoning abilities.
The Tennessean
September 27, 2010

Program would provide online field trips
Bennington’s elementary students will soon have access to an online, research-based program that targets students’ interests and provides advanced academic opportunities inside and outside of school, pending positive recommendations from those already using it.
Bennington Banner
September 26, 2010

Future of nation displayed with gifted, talented
WAGGA’S next generation of doctors, conservationists, politicians and lawyers had the chance to flex their mental muscles and expand their knowledge at the recent gifted and talented student workshop.
The Daily Advertiser
September 26, 2010 

Child geniuses 'fail to meet expectations'
Only a tiny minority of gifted children ever realise their full potential after being "hothoused" at a young age, according to research.
September 26, 2010

Nash-Rocky Mount revamps gifted program
New state regulations are meant to ensure every child in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is given an equal opportunity to excel in academically gifted programs.
Rocky Mount Telegram
September 25, 2010

Change will enable Falls Schools to serve gifted youngsters better
A subtle change has been made to the gifted program offered by the Cuyahoga Falls City School District to its elementary school students, Superintendent Dr. Edwin S. Holland says.
Cuyahoga Falls News Press
September 25, 2010

Teacher wins national honor for gifted education
Sarah Pennington loves a good read, and she has the book collection inside her Quest Academy/Challenger K-8 classroom to prove it.
Hernando Today
September 25, 2010

Student Says Poway District Penalizing Him For Being Gifted
A gifted student told 10News the Poway Unified School District penalizes academic achievement, and he wants the district to change its policy
KGTV San Diego
September 25, 2010

Harborfields Presents Plans for New Gifted Program
Deputy Superintendent lays out potential redesign of the gifted program at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School.
Huntington Patch
September 24, 2010

Gifted Lives: What Happens When Gifted Children Grow Up? (Part Two)
Psychology Today
September 24, 2010

Space center launches student program
Schools are taking advantage of the Johnson Space Center to help intermediate students who have struggled in science.
Galveston Daily News
September 23, 2010 

Latino student success to be topic at group meeting
Padres Promotores de la Educación, or Parent Promoters of Education, will hold a community meeting Friday that will include a panel of experts discussing community resources that support student success.
Ventura County Star 
September 22, 2010 

Why grade-skipping should be back in fashion
As the second month of school nears, some parents wonder if their children are getting all that they need.
Washington Post (Blog)
September 22, 2010 

Shaver says he wants a state gifted program
Tupelo Superintendent Randy Shaver said on Tuesday night that he would like to see Mississippi allow for an academically gifted program for its high-achieving students.
Mississippi Daily Journal 
September 22, 2010 

Rochester College Begins Honors Program
Rochester College has created a new Honors Program, which will kick-off in Fall 2011, to provide academically gifted students with interesting and creative ways to learn and develop together.
RC Shield
September 21, 2010

LETTER: Are gifted children being left behind?
Special education in our public school system services children with all types of disabilities.
September 22, 2010

Noted educator to speak at UCO
Nationally known teaching expert and author Sally Reis will speak to educators Tuesday in Ballroom C of the Nigh University Center at the University of Central Oklahoma.
News OK
September 21, 2010

Parents object to Enota academy gifted program changes
Frustrated parents of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students are objecting to changes to the school's gifted program.
Gainsville Times
September 21, 2010

Westcliff High School for Boys launches centre for the gifted
Talented children will get help to reach their potential, thanks to a free programme designed to open up grammar school education to children from poorer backgrounds.
Essex Echo
September 21, 2010

School board orders fact-finding from superintendent
The Trinidad school board has directed Superintendent Mike Tranter to undertake a fact-finding mission related to a parental complaint alleging disparities of opportunity available to students to participate in the district’s Gifted and Talented Program, as well as its policies toward allowing underclassmen to concurrently enroll in classes at Trinidad State Junior College.
Trinidad Times
September 21, 2010

Strings program is bursting at seams
Third-grader Tayja Sallie doesn’t have a year of playing the cello under her belt, but she’s struck a chord and doesn’t want to stop playing.
Savage Pacer
September 19, 2010

Middle school students losing instructional time
Sean Alford, the school district's chief instructional services officer, determined that top-performing high school students may choose from Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate or college prep courses in history for 11th and 12th grades.
Island Packet
September 19, 2010 

Wissahickon Gifted Task Force presents findings
Wissahickon’s Gifted Task Force presented its review of the district’s gifted support program and recommendations for improvements to the school board at its Sept. 13 meeting.
The Times-Herald
September 18, 2010 

Details of the Montgomery County Gifted and Talented identification process
In Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Maryalnd, there are three distinct pathways to the gifted and talented label.
September 18, 2010

Gifted Children: What Happens When They Grow Up?
“Had I stopped the story [there], what a different story I would have offered to research in the development of gifts and talents,” writes Dr. Joan Freeman in her newest book, Gifted Lives:  What Happens When Gifted Children Grow Up?
Psychology Today
September 17, 2010

'Pre-AP' classes challenge middle school minds
When budget constraints forced DeSoto County Schools to cut their gifted program for seventh- and eighth-grade students, administrators decided to find other ways to challenge their intellectually and academically advanced students.
DeSoto Appeal
September 17, 2010

The gifted self-contained program in the Kyrene School District has been revamped for this school year.
Ahwatukee Foothills News
September 16, 2010

Gifted Task Force presents findings to WSB
Wissahickon's Gifted Task Force presented its review of the district's gifted support program and recommendations for improvements to the school board at its Sept. 13 meeting.
Montgomery Media
September 16, 2010

Task force to analyze Framingham's gifted and talented program
After being reduced to less than half its staff over the past few years, the district's gifted and talented department is putting together a task force this fall to look at alternative ways to offer services.
Framingham Tab
September 14, 2010

Linking education and prosperity
In a Sept. 12 opinion column, "The future of Oregon: State needs synergy of politics, industry, education," Jim Francesconi links Oregon's economic problems to the state of education in the state.
The Oregonian
September 14, 2010

Ogdensburg district hopes to restore jobs
The school district is expecting to receive $452,308 as part of a recently passed federal jobs bill aimed at restoring teaching positions.
Watertown Daily Times
September 13, 2010

Prodigy label can help ... or hinder
Anyone who thinks Richland singing sensation Jackie Evancho performs on "America's Got Talent" to win the TV show's $1 million prize has it wrong.
Pittsburg Tribune-Review
September 12, 2010

Education Minister: Help for Gifted Students
Education Minister Henna Virkkunen wants to encourage gifted students by providing them with a more challenging school syllabus.
September 11, 2010

The strong policy focus on struggling students shortchanges the gifted students in Georgia schools
Children across Georgia are now back to school. For some students, the return to school felt like a burden, a necessary chore they have to slog through every day, but not for the reasons you might expect.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 11, 2010

Hager attends camp for the gifted
The Center for Gifted Studies recently completed another summer of Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth camp programs on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
The Tennessean
September 10, 2010

Great Falls students explore plants through ethnobotany
A recent grant from the Cascade County Historical Society to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Gifted Education Program of the Great Falls school district is bringing seven elementary schools together for a special project
September 10, 2010

Race to Top Winners Embed STEM Projects in Plans
Fueled by funding from the federal Race to the Top competition, winning states plan to pursue a variety of efforts to advance education in the STEM fields, from building a set of “exemplary” high schools in North Carolina to launching a statewide “innovation network” in Tennessee to designing a program in Florida targeting gifted and talented students from rural areas.
ED Week
September 10, 2010

Talented and gifted students are victims of public education, author says
The smartest children in small American towns are being harmed by public education.
North Platte Bulletin
September 9, 2010 

Standing up for gifted students
Stories of children not reaching their potential in public schools are familiar to Kingwood resident Andrea Badot, a professional photographer and mother of two who led the revival of an Humble Independent School District parent advocacy group last year.
Lake Houston News
September 9, 2010 

Department of Education says no hearings for G&T programs
The New York City Department of Education has proposed policy changes that would allow officials to establish gifted and talented programs in schools without consulting community members, parents or teachers first.
Riverdale Press
September 9, 2010

The War on Academic Achievement
Judged by all the billions of dollars now flowing into "education reform," it appears that Washington, and especially the Obama administration, is obsessed with improving academic achievement
American Thinker
September 8, 2010

Monroe Elementary parents criticize Cumberland Valley for separate gifted class
All seven of the Cumberland Valley School District’s elementary schools select the highest-performing students in the third, fourth and fifth grades for an accelerated “cluster” class in each grade.
The Patriot-News
September 7, 2010

Charter school for gifted kids is finally home
Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy moves into own building.
Charlotte Observer
September 7, 2010

She works with gifted students; he's gifted
What makes writing this column so fun and interesting is the opportunity to interview people every week.
Charlotte Observer
September 5, 2010

Charter schools want in SVVSD
Two groups of educators have proposed two charter schools, targeting very different students and located at opposite ends of the St. Vrain Valley School District, to open in 2011.
Times Call
September 5, 2010

Guest column: Don't neglect the nation's gifted students
Here's an educational irony: As students across the state start another school year ready and eager to learn, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are poised to eliminate the only federal program that supports our most academically promising students.
Des Moines Register
September 3, 2010

Center for Gifted Ed holds institute, hosts Middle Eastern groups
William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education stayed busy this summer with multiple professional development events, including its annual Advanced Placement (AP) Institute in August and a special program for two Middle Eastern groups in July.
William & Mary News
September 2, 2010 

School For “Gifted” Opens Amid High Hopes, Excitement
ANOVA, a private school for gifted and talented children opened Wednesday for its inaugural year in the former Beebe School.
September 2, 2010

Federal Funding for Gifted Education Verges on Elimination
For years, the only funding at the federal level for gifted education has come through the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act, funded at $7.5 milion for the past few fiscal years (compared to the approximately $11.5 billion spent in fiscal 2010 on school-aged children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.)
Ed Week
September 1, 2010

New private school in Darnestown geared toward gifted youngsters
Couple believes private academy will serve a need.
The Gazette
September 1, 2010

Unique high school for gifted kids gets scholarships
The Dinoff School in Griffin opened its doors recently as the only high school in the state with a curriculum — that’s every class in every grade level — designed specifically for gifted students.
The Citizen
September 1, 2010