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Navigation for Exceptional Students
This Minnesota superintendent is trying to close this “excellence gap” through innovative curricula.
District Administration
March 31, 2011

Mentorship program provides opportunities
With over twenty students in the mentorship program and over thirty independent research students, River Hill’s Gifted and Talented programs have proven to be a great way for students to gain real-world experience and give back to their community.
The Current
March 31, 2011

Saddleback Unified parents voice concern over possible school closures
Dozens of concerned parents, teachers and students packed the Saddleback Valley Unified School District board room and headquarters Monday evening as the district's Facilities Advisory Committee discussed the possibility of closing three elementary schools.
Orange County Register
March 30, 2011

Raising an Accidental Prodigy
Conrad Tao, it goes without saying, is precocious.
Wall Street Journal
March 30, 2011

The Burden of Raising a Gifted Kid
So many parents boast these days about having “gifted children” that the trend has become the target of satire.
Wall Street Journal
March 29, 2011 

State cuts will leave children behind
As debate and dialogue around the state's budget have unfolded in the past month, the focus has been primarily on adult needs and interests.
Journal-Sentinel
March 28, 2011

Kyrene dual-language, gifted program meeting expectations
Mid-year evaluations of Kyrene School District's dual-language kindergarten academy and third-grade gifted classes indicate parents are satisfied with both programs.
Arizona Republic
March 27, 2011 

Ogdensburg considers restoring gifted program
City school board members are reviewing a proposal that restores the district's gifted and talented program and spends an additional $388,000 from its fund balance to achieve a proposed tax-levy increase below 3 percent.
Watertown Daily Times
March 27, 2011 

A gifted challenge
In a quiet, Capitol Hill home, the Cechs recount the course of their daughter's extraordinary development.
Burnaby Now
March 26, 2011

Train students to be gifted
Here's a brilliant idea: If you want smarter kids, treat them as if they're smart.
News & Observer
March 26, 2011

Ball State University facing budget cuts for ‘entrepreneurial university,' Indiana academy
The Indiana House of Representatives is proposing to cut 15 percent of the $1.9 million a year in funding sought by Ball State University for its "entrepreneurial university" initiative.
The Star Press
March 25, 2011

State legislators: Work with teachers to achieve a positive outcome for all
Everyone is an expert on education because we all have one.
The News-Sentinel
March 24, 2011

Middle schooler presents as expert on gifted children
Elijah Bryant, an eighth-grader at Hazelwood Central Middle School, can add student panelist to his list of experiences.
St. Louis American
March 24, 2011

State to select GHP finalists this week
More than 30 Newton County students will learn this week if they will get to participate in an educational summer program in South Georgia.
Newton Citizen
March 23, 2011

Summer Programs Available at Country’s Best Colleges and Universities this Summer
According to the U.S. News and World Report, the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG – www.giftedstudy.org) is hosting their renowned program for academically advanced students at six of the country’s top 25 colleges and universities in the summer of 2011.
Business Wire
March 23, 2011

Foundation awards teachers mini-grants
The Freehold Borough Educational Foundation is continuing its mission to support the Freehold Borough K- 8 School District.
News-Transcript
March 22, 2011

Wake-up call for parents
Are Southlake children being pushed too hard?
Southlake Journal
March 22, 2011

A new plan for education
Seán Flynn (Education Today, March 15th) highlights several areas for reform in the Irish education system, but not one of the most obvious.
Irish Times
March 21, 2011

Boulder opening gifted school Program to be the only one in city
Interest in a new private school for gifted students has been so strong, organizers are considering opening in Boulder with more students than originally planned.
Daily Camera
March 21, 2011

Education reform: The problem with helping everyone reach 'average'
Ann Robinson is president of the National Association for Gifted Children and the director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This commentary first appeared in The Christian Science Monitor and is republished here with permission.
Alaska Dispatch
March 21, 2011

It's school admissions season in New York: Does your 18-month-old have what it takes?
Then there is the wise but beleaguered segment of the anxious parental population worrying about admission to the Gifted and Talented public schools, which are free but so rare as to be almost mythical.
Slate Magazine
March 20, 2011

UC students write, do research in gifted program
Forget about Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
Hudson Reporter
March 20, 2011

Signs of a gifted child
When it comes to education and our children, there’s no doubt we want the very best.
ABC-15
March 19, 2011

National project to identify gifted pupils
A national project to identify gifted students will be launched by the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted, according to the Ministry of Education and the National Center for Assessment.
Saudi Gazette
March 19, 2011

Schools offer accelerated opportunities for gifted students
Adrian Miller thinks if he stayed back, he wouldn't have been challenged enough in the classroom.
News-Herald
March 17, 2011

Gifted student stats don't make sense, school trustee says
The stats don’t make sense to Casey Cook so the New Westminster board of education trustee is looking for answers.
New Westminster News-Leader
March 16, 2011

Gifted students at Truman meet legislators
Students in the PEGS program at Truman Elementary School had the opportunity to meet their state legislators on Feb. 22 when they visited Jefferson City as part of Gifted Association of Missouri Day.
Suburban Journal
March 15, 2011

District 181 will leave gifted education as is
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary School District 181 will continue testing all students for its gifted program and allow students already in the program to remain without having to re-qualify.
Sun-Times
March 15, 2011

Discovery Charter School students participate in National Conference
Discovery Charter School has been making lasting impressions on their students through their High Ability Cadre.
Duneland News
March 15, 2011

High IQ linked to pre-birth hormonal exposure
High IQ in some people may be linked to exposure of sex hormone in the womb, says a new study.
Times of India
March 14, 2011
 

Readers weigh in on education
Terrified for education
Daytona Beach News-Journal
March 13, 2011 

Young Scholars: Nurturing hidden gifts
The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale program recruits promising minority elementary students and helps them get ready for gifted programs, AP classes and college.
Star Tribune
March 13, 2011

Myths Of Gifted Education
Dr. Paynter of the MD Dept of Ed noted that "all students have gifts, but there are some students who are ready, right now, to play varsity."
Science 2.0
March 11, 2011 

Campaign against ‘Gifted and Talented' label revives long-standing debate
Some push for eliminating identification, while others call for school system to give it teeth.
The Gazette
March 9, 2011

Save Rockford schools’ gifted program
The mayor implicitly expressed the need to put education first and foremost in our priorities.
Rockford-Register Star
March 8, 2011

Keep gifted program as is
Parents and students alike applauded Harlem Middle School Principal John Cusimano at tonight’s board meeting for listening to their concerns about proposed changes to the accelerated learning program.
Rockford-Register Star
March 8, 2011

More white students than black students chosen for elementary gifted program
The Huntsville City School system is supposed to respond is asking for more time to respond to a letter from the Department of Justice with new information about the district's desegregation issues.
WAFF
March 8, 2011

School board to discuss possible changes to the gifted program
Parents of gifted students can hear an update on changes that may be coming to the program.
News-Herald
March 7, 2011

The China Syndrome
Within the first few pages of Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, it is easy to see why her parenting memoir caused such a media frenzy in the days following its publication.
TES Magazine
March 5, 2011

Guilford County Schools plans forums for academically gifted program
Parents of students identified as academically gifted are encouraged to attend one of four forums held by Guilford County Schools and its parent academy this month.
News-Record
March 4, 2011

District 181 plans review of gifted program
With Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181's gifted program under fire by some residents and the subject of a lawsuit against the district, the School Board plans to review the program and concerns about it.
Doings-Clarendon Hills
March 2, 2011

Fulbright scholar heads back to school
About a year and a half ago, Israeli linguist Hadar Netz had a moment that every academic dreams of.
William & Mary News
March 1, 2011