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Gadsden students chosen for gifted program
This summer, more than 100 elementary and junior high students from here will be taking college-level classes in a program that Johns Hopkins University offers for academically gifted kids.
Yuma Sun
May 30, 2011

Turning struggles into success
Student gets back on track with Middle School Partners Program.
San-Antonio Express
May 29, 2011

Schooling options increasing for Arizona's gifted learners
Competition is intensifying among Arizona's school districts, charter and private schools for a group of students who can be more difficult to teach than their education label implies: the gifted learners.
East Valley Tribune
May 29, 2011

The challenge of gifted education
Would you consider an elementary school program that is "not challenging enough," in the words of one student, to be a blessing or a bane?
Physics Today 
May 28, 2011 

Move over Doogie
H-L student earns diploma at 15, next stop med school
May 28, 2011 

Grading our teachers on students' performances
Sometime next month, Rob Glassman, like other teachers throughout New Haven's public school system, will get his own report card.
The Day
May 28, 2011

Education Focus Forum addresses ways to improve WUSD
Adele Emershaw, Superintendent at Westwood Unified School District, tells members of the community, parents and employees the rumor that Westwood High School is closing is false.
Lassen County Times
May 27, 2011

DOE Explores Plan to Create Citywide Gifted and Talented Program in Northeast Queens
City Is Considering Bayside's P.S. 188 and Queens Village's P.S. 18
Douglaston Patch
May 27, 2011

Hawaiian education initiatives get $42M
Native Hawaiian education programs and initiatives will receive $41.8 million in federal funding during fiscal year 2011 from the U.S. Department of Education, Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka announced Monday.
Pacific Business News
May 25, 2011

Students from Henderson, Summerlin meet with Harry Reid in Washington
About 50 students from Henderson and Summerlin had a chance to meet Sen. Harry Reid on Monday during their visit to Washington, D.C.
Las Vegas Sun
May 25, 2011

Model Middle Student Earns Georgia Distinguished Student Award
Hunter Hays, a sixth grader at Model Middle School, was recognized Monday at an awards ceremony at the Georgia Department of Education hosted by Georgia State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John D. Barge.
Rome News
May 24, 2011

Do children need to know they're gifted?
One expert says it's just another label, and like many labels it can leave your child confused.
Chicago Tribune
May 24, 2011

G&T program provides opportunities for students
The Rusk Junior High School gifted and talented (G&T) program focuses on bringing enrichment opportunities to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.
Cherokeean Times
May 24, 2011

Khala Schulte Selected for 2011 Missouri Scholars Academy
Khala Schulte, daughter of Jerry and Janene Schulte, a student at Cole R-I High School, Russellville, has been selected as one of 330 students to attend the 2011 Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week residential program to be held June 12 - July 2, University of Missouri (MU), Columbia.
California Democrat
May 24, 2011

Students Demand Change in Their Own Education
In January, a group of gifted middle school students in North Texas hatched a plan. They decided to send a message as far and wide as it could go on the Internet about an issue that affects them personally: their education.
May 23, 2011

McKinley high school graduates its first class
The nine of them left the auditorium of McKinley Classical Leadership Academy on Thursday and gathered on the front steps of their school, relishing this moment and the adrenaline that would only come once — at their high school graduate
St. Louis Today
May 21, 2011

Dallas high schools finish 1-2 in a nationwide ranking that measures college-level tests administered
Dallas ISD high schools again fared well on the annual list of American high schools that administer the most college-level exams per graduate
Dallas Morning News
May 20, 2011 

Gifted academically — and elsewhere
The headline of the May 17 front-page story “ ‘It’s Academic’ is still getting it right” got it right, but the article did not, instead perpetuating the very stereotypes that “It’s Academic” seeks to erase
Washington Post
May 20, 2011

Bay City Public Schools expands Gifted and Talented Program to Auburn, Washington elementary schools
At least 40 more Bay City Public Schools students will be exposed to the district’s accelerated curriculum next school year.
Bay City Times
May 20, 2011

Kelly chosen regional TAGT program advocate
Dr. Neva Kelly, Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, has been selected by the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented (TAGT) as the 2011 Advocate of the Year for Region II.
The Rockport Pilot
May 20, 2011

Virtual learning
St. Francis of Assisi offers online classes for middle school students
HTR News
May 19, 2011

Fund gifted education
Ohio lawmakers are prepared to cut gifted education by a whopping 89 percent within the state's new education budget.
Marion Star
May 19, 2011

Nurturing the gifted child
Annie was a gifted student from a very young age.
Deccan Herald
May 19, 2011

Local educators have say on No Child Left Behind program
As the 2014 deadline for reauthorizing No Child Left Behind approaches, educators all over the nation are debating what a new version of the standards-based reform package will look like.
Naperville Sun
May 18, 2011

43 education programs Republicans want to eliminate
Forty-three education programs — including those that promote literacy, teacher development and droppout prevention — have been targeted for elimination in a Republican-sponsored bill in the House as a first step toward rewriting the law known as No Child Left Behind.
Washington Post
May 17, 2011

Edison Middle School Lives Up to Its Namesake
Thomas Edison Middle School students displayed their creativity and problem-solving skills at the Connecticut Invention Convention on Saturday.
Madison Patch
May 17, 2011

The right to education
Someone once told me that "you should beg, borrow or steal to own your own home.”
The Herald
May 16, 2011

New school program aims to challenge Lorain students
More students in the Lorain City Schools will get a chance to tackle bigger academic challenges in the classroom next school year.
The Morning Journal
May 15, 2011

End Gifted Programs?
Megan McArdle and Arnold Kling think it’s a good idea, and point to a study that found that on standardized tests, middle-school-age “borderline gifted” students score the same whether they were placed in normal or gifted classrooms.
National Review
May 14, 2011

Why Do We Have Gifted-and-Talented Programs?
I find it maddening how many upper middle class parents energetically "support public education" against the depredations of vouchers and other reforms, while moving their own children into better school districts or better programs.
The Atlantic
May 12, 2011

Scenes From the New York Education Wars
When I was chancellor, I was told confrontation was bad.
Wall Street Journal
May 10, 2011

Caldwell talks to BOE about gifted program
Wolf Creek Superintendent Bob Caldwell told board of education members Monday that the latest version of the state's biennial budget restores the requirement to fund gifted classes- but not the money.
News & Sentinel
May 10, 2011

KAMS graduates 'Pioneer' class
About 10 years ago, two neighbors dreamed of an academy where gifted Kansas high school students could receive in-depth training in math and science.
Daily News
May 9, 2011

Raising the ceiling for student performance
Ten years after the No Child Left Behind Act reset our national education standard to proficiency, new legislation would finally let all students reach for excellence.
Denver Post
May 9, 2011 

Middleton led NEISD into a new age
Outgoing superintendent utilized much — even washing machines — to lure kids.
San Antonio Express
May 9, 2011

Rowland Heights middle school named School to Watch
Rowland Unified School District's Alvarado Intermediate School was among five campuses statewide to be recently redesignated for a second time as a California School to Watch.
SGV Tribune
May 8, 2011

This gifted professor practices what she preaches
Margo Long, 65, founded the Center for Gifted Education and Professional Development at Whitworth University 36 years ago.
The Spokesman-Review
May 7, 2011

Would improved TAG program hurt other school programs?
Just when you thought the Madison School District had enough on its plate — perennially tight budgets, teachers incensed at Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting, minority achievement gaps — it's under a gun of a different sort.
Wisconsin State Journal
May 7, 2011

The Davidson Academy: Fulfilling the American Dream
The Davidson Academy, a public school, educates profoundly gifted students from the ages of 10 to 17.
Nevada Appeal
May 7, 2011

Melrose Schools focus on science, math, technology, inside and outside of classrooms
Athletic achievements are often a source of pride for cities and towns, but last month, five middle school students from Melrose gave the community something uncommon to boast about: A world championship in robotics.
Melrose Free Press
May 6, 2011 

State study finds problems for MMSD gifted, talented programs
The Madison Metropolitan School District is under scrutiny following a series of complaints filed by parents questioning the legitimacy of the process to identify which students are eligible for the district’s gifted and talented program.
The Badger Herald
May 5, 2011 

Need still exists for highly gifted students
As parents and community volunteers who were advocates for the formation of the new Highly Gifted Elementary program, we are responding to the April 6 Post-Bulletin editorial entitled “Gifted and talented stay in the mainstream,” so that the need for the program is better understood in the community.
Post Bulletin
May 3, 2011

Is your school so bad? Is TJ so good?
I have written many columns about Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County.
Washington Post
May 2, 2011

The Conversation: The kids will be all right
There is the stereotypical student who starts with accelerated pre-school and goes on to Gifted and Talented elementary school, AP classes, competitive sports and orchestra.
Sacramento Bee
May 1, 2011 

Schools inventing ways to do more with less
Schools will have significantly fewer dollars to operate next year.
Times Herald
May 1, 2011