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Chicopee School Committee asks gifted program be restored
The School Committee is asking that the gifted program be restored to Edward J. Bellamy Middle School after hearing parents and students protest the change.
The Republican
November 30, 2011 

Teacher of the Month from Edison Regional Gifted Center
His classroom is one of the noisiest at Edison Gifted Center in Chicago.
November 30, 2011 

Center for Gifted Education work influences philosophy, practice in Japan
“Friendship building on behalf of our respective children is the single best approach we have to creating world peace.”
William & Mary News
November 30, 2011

Proposed High School Angers Parents at Gifted and Talented School
Parents gathered in the auditorium of the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars on Tuesday morning were not happy.
New York Times
November 29, 2011

Kuwaiti center seeks to nurture innovators
Many Kuwaiti inventors are still lurching in the dark simply because their inventions haven't been successfully marketed.
Kuwait Times
November 29, 2011

Parents take concerns about Talented and Gifted program to Tigard-Tualatin School Board
Nearly a dozen parents took to the Tigard-Tualatin School District board to express concern -- if not out-right frustration -- about a program for talented and gifted students.
Oregon Live
November 28, 2011

Is giftedness always a gift?
What qualifies children as gifted?
Irish Times
November 28, 2011

Summit County students need to be challenged
By our school board's admission, students test slightly above state average.
Summit Daily
November 28, 2011

District proposes stricter rules for gifted students program
Alpine School District is looking to create two magnet classrooms for the gifted in north county schools.
Daily Herald
November 27, 2011

At 8 years old, Minn. boy takes on advanced math
In his first algebra class last year, Mani Chadaga slumped low in his front-row seat and pretended to read his new textbook intently.
Washington Examiner
November 26, 2011 

Gifted programs are under siege; no child may be left to excel
Advocates for gifted education are worried.
The Missourian
November 26, 2011

Depriving gifted students
We returned to the United States after three years in Germany, where our son Jason was in a gifted program.
Detroit Free Press
November 25, 2011

Brooklyn Students Get Into The Thanksgiving Spirit With Community Outreach Programs
Students at the Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented are giving back to their community this week by donating items to families in need and banding together with first graders from Staten Island. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.
November 23, 2011

Rethinking thinking
There's something going on with our 9-year-old son, but it's hard to describe.
Kansas City Star
November 22, 2011

Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
We’ve all heard that hard work is the key to success. But a recent study found that the “profoundly gifted” still have an edge over peers who have less natural talent but are perhaps more dedicated to improving their skills.
NY Times Blog
November 21, 2011

Public schools are failing the most gifted students
I have a master’s degree in special education, but when I rack my brain, I can recall only one or two class sessions, tops, during my teacher training that were devoted to gifted students.
Chicago Sun Times
November 20, 2011 

Online High Schools Attracting Elite Names
In June, about 30 seniors will graduate from a little-known online high school currently called the Education Program for Gifted Youth.
New York Times
November 20, 2011

Tough enough?
Jane McDonald says gifted and talented students are the most misunderstood and underserved students in schools across the nation.
Independent Record
November 19, 2011

Naturally Gifted Women Founders of Tech Startups
This week at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, there was a panel titled “What if you could create a startup?”
November 19, 2011

Enloe struggles to bridge performance gap
Wake County's flagship magnet high school has a problem with no solution in sight: how to boost achievement among its minority and low-income students, while also bolstering programs for gifted and talented students.
News & Observer
November 19, 2011

Eureka school board to look at new state-mandated teacher evaluation system
Action items on the agenda include a vote on the "Exit Policy for Gifted and Talented Program" document.
 County Citizen
November 16, 2011

Many top-rated schools don't deserve ranking
A first-of-its-kind study claims Ohio gives the equivalent of A grades to districts that don't deserve it, and it calls the state system of school report cards "an illusion or cruel hoax."
Cincinnati News
November 15, 2011 

‘Gifted’ Kids More Likely To Take Illegal Drugs
Children with high IQs often end up stigmatized by their peers and bored in the classroom.
The Telegraph
November 15, 2011 

CPS closing South Loop gifted program
Frustration rises as options dwindle, parents say.
Chicago Tribune
November 14, 2011 

Washington area schools confront 'gifted gap'
The budding scholars in Alexandria's gifted classes are bright and curious enough to make any teacher beam, but these days they're also an emblem of what the school system calls one of its greatest failures: a lack of diversity among the academic elite.
The Virginia Gazette
November 14, 2011

Outstanding achievement
Pilot Point teacher to be honored.
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 14,2011 

Straight jacketing the academically gifted child
In what can be characterized as a scathing report, the National Association for Gifted Children asserted that “States are not held accountable by the federal government for the academic performance of their high-achieving students, which has contributed to a climate of neglect.”
The Examiner – DC
November 13, 2011 

Albert Einstein was reportedly 4 years old before he spoke his first word, 7 years old before he learned to read.
Valdosta News
November 12, 2011

Brightest Stall, Low Achievers Gain
A national focus on the lowest-achieving students has helped boost their academic performance, but it has left the country's brightest young minds behind, prompting calls to rethink how schools teach top kids.
Wall Street Journal
November 12, 2011 

How to improve gifted education
The Nov. 7 front-page article “Closing ‘the gifted gap,’ ” reported that Alexandria school officials are “debating how to diversify gifted classes without sacrificing rigor,” but I’m curious as to how they can accomplish this.
Washington Post
November 10, 2011

Central's Soble an AP Scholar
Rachel Soble is much more than a promising freshman attending the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.
Brookfield Now
November 9, 2011

What Gifted Students Need From You
Can you imagine having a young Mark Zuckerberg in your classroom?
Ed Week (subscription)
November 8, 2011 

Five myths about ‘gifted and talented’ students
Even in school systems with a majority of African-American and Hispanic students, white and Asian students tend to dominate in G&T programs.
eSchool News
November 7th,  2011 

Washington-area schools confront the ‘gifted gap’
The budding scholars in Alexandria’s gifted ¬classes are bright and curious enough to make any teacher beam, but these days they’re also an emblem of what the school system calls one of its greatest failures: a lack of diversity among the academic elite.
The Washington Post
November 6, 2011 

Rockport-Fulton's gifted, talented program helps students pursue dreams
John Dupnik is a tenor sax and contrabass clarinet player in the Rockport-Fulton High School Marching Band. He also knows a thing or two about computers.
The Caller
November 6, 2011

US hails ‘gifted’ Zim students
Zimbabwe students have been described as “academically gifted” in their studies in the United States, excelling in many courses when compared to their African counterparts.
The Zimbabwean
November 6, 2011

South Loop Elementary School completely eliminating gifted program
In a Friday night email, Principal Tara Shelton says kindergarten through eighth grade will be cut.
Chicago Journal
November 5, 2011

Minidoka Educators Showcase New Center
Minidoka County school officials showcased Thursday a new service center that brings classrooms, staff for several programs and district business and administrative offices under one roof.
November 5, 2011

Washington Gifted Academy Ranked Five in Top Schools Listing
For the third year in a row a Rockford school is on the list of the top five schools in the state.
November 4, 2011

Imagine opens school in just 21 days
In summer 2010, Imagine Schools officials devised a plan to fill a vacant downtown high-rise with a school for gifted and talented children — one intended to draw the brightest kids from Imagine's three elementary schools
St. Louis Today
November 4, 2011

Futures committee puts super-smart kids first
Parliament's Committee for the Future wants to see academically gifted students progress at their own pace in the classroom.
YLE News
November 3, 2011

Fundraising extends Governor's School for next summer
The Governor's School, a program for gifted students that had fallen victim to state budget cuts, has been saved for next summer by alumni and other donors.
News & Observer
November 3, 2011

Gifted children education in doubt
Withdrawal of state funding will see a special teaching programme for Whangarei gifted kids fold - unless parents dip deep into their pockets to keep it afloat.
Northern Advocate
November 2, 2011

Berlin fifth-graders research, recommend environmental fixes
After nearly two months of researching potential causes of water pollution and a resulting die-off of freshwater mussels in a fictional community, recommendations and plans from fifth-grade students were presented.
Delmarva Now
November 2, 2011

Gifted education is a worthwhile investment
Recently in the fall of 2011, national publications have confirmed what Chicago area parents and other gifted education advocates have always known to be true – the needs of gifted students have taken a backseat.
November 2, 2011

Peoria Unified University High enables gifted to skip 2 grades
Nearly two-dozen students, fresh out of sixth and seventh grades, will soon wrap up their first semester of high school.
Arizona Republic
November 1, 2011