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Ignored: Gifted Children in Massachusetts
Woe to the gifted children of Massachusetts.
Bay State Parent
December 30, 2011

Chandler parents welcome Knox gifted-school proposal
Parents are welcoming the idea of turning a neighborhood school with declining enrollment into an academy for gifted students.
The Republic
December 30, 2011

Top 5 education stories of 2011
From lobbying legislators to rallying for a student paper, Hampton and Newport News made advances.
Daily Press
December 28, 2011 

Young, gifted, and Irish. Meet our newest prodigies
Two years ago, seven-year-old English schoolboy Kieron Williamson lived in a cramped flat with his parents and sister.
Irish Independent
December 27, 2011

New director has big plans at Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Fresh from presidency of Bates College, Hansen wants to make center a bigger player in national education discussions.
Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2011 

Top myths about gifted children
Everything comes easier to a gifted child -- they need no additional help or support. NOT TRUE
Irish Independent
December 27, 2011

Chambersburg area gifted students create comfort for kids in stressful situations
Children in need of a cozy blanket this winter will benefit from the work of gifted students in Chambersburg Area elementary schools.
Public Opinion
December 26, 2011

Woodlawn High School Robotics Team from $16,000 from Dow Promise Program Grant
Daniel Eiland, Woodlawn High School Gifted/Great Scholars Social Studies teacher and an advisor to the school’s Robotics Team, recently received a $16,000 Dow Promise Grant to benefit the team.
NBC 33
December 24, 2011

Chandler district considers converting entire Knox campus to gifted academy
Demand is so high for the Knox Gifted Academy in Chandler that the district is recommending converting the entire campus to that program once this year's kindergartners complete sixth grade.
East Valley Tribune
December 23, 2011 

Board to review gifted student programs
The out-of-school trips and themed enrichment days Janelle Taylor enjoyed with other gifted and talented students have all but disappeared in high school.
Sun Times
December 23, 2011

Board to review gifted student programs
The out-of-school trips and themed enrichment days Janelle Taylor enjoyed with other gifted and talented students have all but disappeared in high school.
Owen Sound Sun Times
December 22, 2011

Finding the Next Einstein
Why smart is relative.
Psychology Today
December 21, 2011

Expansion of summer programs for gifted students
Not long ago, Maryland had the money to offer one and two week summer programs around the state to gifted and talented students.
Baltimore Sun
December 20, 2011 

More on Hess’ and Petrilli’s Argument Against Focusing on Achievement Gaps
Last week’s critique of Rick Hess’ and Mike Petrilli’s Washington Post piece decrying “achievement gap mania” and its alleged impacts on top-performing students certainly garnered some responses.
Dropout Nation
December 19, 2011

Group kids by ability and subject not age, says gifted education professor
Schoolchildren should be classed by intellectual ability in subject groupings rather than lumped together according to age, says Miraca Gross, the University of New South Wales' Professor of Gifted Education.
The Conversation
December 19, 2011

Identifying the Gifted: Trouble-Shooting 101
It is after school and, like many other teachers who might at this very moment be attending a faculty meeting, I find myself in a meeting too.
Psychology Today
December 18, 2011

Closing the Achievement Gap, but at Gifted Students’ Expense
President Obama’s remarks on inequality, stoking populist anger at “the rich,” suggest that the theme for his reelection bid will be not hope and change but focus on reducing class disparity with government help.
Washington Post
Education Next
December 16, 2011

Disadvantaged Students Gifted $1Million to Fund Program at Nova Southeastern
Marti and Wayne Huizenga and AutoNation are donating more than $1 million to fund a program for disadvantaged students who want to attend Nova Southeastern University.
The Ledger
December 14, 2011

The WAVE program expands
A second gifted-and-talented program for middle school students will open next fall in Clear Creek Independent School District, after unanimous approval Monday by trustees.
December 13, 2011

St John Fisher launches scheme to support young Gifted and Talented
St John Fisher Catholic High School is launching an initiative to support the academic needs of children identified as gifted and talented at its associated primary schools.
Harrogate News
December 13, 2011

Wise schools explore UVa-Wise Academy for gifted students
The Wise County School Board on Monday took under consideration a potential new partnership with the University of Virginia’s College at Wise for academically advanced high school students.
Times News
December 13, 2011

The Excellence Gap
Our public schools are shortchanging their best students.
City Journal
December 12, 2011 

Mawhibah programs a success: Report
The Mawhibah envisions to convert the Kingdom over the next 10 years into a knowledge-based society led by talented youth with outstanding educational and intellectual accomplishments, said Education Minister Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, vice president of the foundation, while releasing the report recently.
Arab News
December 11, 2011

Bringing out best in gifted kids
They may speak like university graduates, but  they are just a group of smart Form Four students.
New Straits Times
December 9, 2011

Enrichment classes at Linton foster creativity
New creativity enrichment courses at Linton Elementary School are giving students an opportunity to think outside the box and do activities they may not do in the regular classroom.
The Coloradoan 
December 8, 2011

Palmetto Scholars Academy students rise to the challenge
It's the state's first gifted and talented charter school, with 238 students, a school that offers a unique curriculum to challenge students.
WCBD  (News and Video)
December 7, 2011

Parents oppose plan to limit Bowie school to gifted students
Parents of students at Heather Hills Elementary School in Bowie made it resoundingly clear to Prince George’s County schools officials Tuesday night that they don’t want the school to become one that serves only talented and gifted students.
December 7, 2011

Rockwood School District evaluating gifted education programs
Basil Abuisba says the gifted education programs in Rockwood School District have changed his life.
St. Louis Today
December 6, 2011

Demand for LAUSD magnet schools is booming
Thanks to a new online registration program and aggressive community outreach efforts, a record number of students are applying for Los Angeles Unified's magnet schools, long considered the "jewels" of the sprawling district.
Daily Breeze
December 5, 2011

Johns Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth offers guide for the gifted
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, which conducts the nation’s oldest and most extensive academic talent search and offers educational programming for students with exceptionally high academic ability, has put out a free resource for parents of gifted students who want to seek out academic opportunities for their students.
Baltimore Sun
December 5, 2011

Salem school board discusses elementary achievement, improving school facilities
Participants of Salem Elementary's Gifted and Talented students program were recently given a challenge - make boats out of cardboard that would hold up in water and float.
The News
December 5, 2011

Academic Acceleration For Gifted Kids: Is Fast Track The Right Track?
According to a recent major national study, parents and teachers are generally supportive of academic acceleration but have misplaced concerns about the emotional impact of fast-tracking education.
Asian Scientist
December 5, 2011 

Gifted education
Board member Jean Chandler of the S.C. Consortium for Gifted Education says, "Gifted education is about modifying the regular curriculum to match the unique learning needs of gifted students.
Times and Democrat
December 4, 2011 

SBU continues work with gifted children
Students establish Council for Exceptional Children chapter to help educational success of disabled
The Bona Venture
December 2, 2011

Why gifted students can be so challenging
What do Woody Allen and Steve Jobs have in common? Among other things (including brilliant, creative minds), they both hated school and were discipline problems.
Washington Post
December 2, 2011

Mom wants to establish support group for gifted children
An organization that advocates for bright and gifted children is working to establish a local chapter in Sault Ste. Marie.
The Sault Star
December 2, 2011