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Gifted pupils: young and bright but lost in the system
Most education programmes are geared towards improving the performance of underachievers but experts say gifted pupils often suffer as a result.
The National
March 31, 2012
 

Problematizing Gifted Education, Part III: Gifted Education without Gifted Programs
In Part II of this series, I argued that the reason the field of gifted education exists is not to create and maintain gifted programs.
The Creativity Post
March 31, 2012 

In Montgomery, Gifted and Talented labeling debate comes to the forefront
With a recent mandate from the state Board of Education that school systems throughout Maryland provide “different services” for students who are identified as Gifted and Talented, some education experts are arguing that less labeling would be more beneficial.
Maryland Gazette
March 30, 2012

SEE funding gifted students
A fledgling parent group got off the ground this year as a support to the district's gifted program.
The Daily Record
March 30, 2012

Paterson School Creating New Program for Gifted Students
The city’s best students will be placed in a new gifted and talented program starting in September, Paterson education officials announced during a meeting on Tuesday.
The Alternative Press
March 30, 2012

Critical thinking
Learning a new language can be a difficult task for high school students, even with the guidance of a teacher.
Lake County Leader
March 30, 2012 

Permata Pintar school can encourage gifted students to stay
The Permata Pintar school will help reduce brain drain and possibly create a future Malaysian Steve
Jobs, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Malaysia Star
March 29, 2012

'Gifted' program gains ground at FUSD
The gifted students of Puente de Hozho Elementary School's fifth grade were a bit of a metaphor when they presented their play on recycling.
Arizona Daily Sun
March 28, 2012

Helping Kids Whose "Brains Are on Fire"
It breaks my heart to think how society is failing our kids every day, despite the best intentions of many in the education-industrial complex.
Huffington Post
March 27, 2012

The Bethlehem Area School District is as good as its word
To the unaccustomed eye, the Bethlehem Area School District appears to be getting a little desperate.
The Morning Call
March 26, 2012

District aims to eliminate gifted program, add inquiry
In an attempt to alleviate growing budget concerns, on Feb. 27, Owatonna school district officials asked the school board to eliminate the gifted and talented program.
Owatonna Peoples Press
March 26, 2012

Gifted student programs yet another state budget sacrifice (Video)
Local school officials try to give academically gifted students more opportunities to stay engaged, but funding slowly disappearing
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC 
MARCH 24, 2012

Columbus leaders stress flexibility of expanded gifted services
Columbus City Schools administrators have unveiled a plan to expand the Gifted and Talented Program for more students.
Columbus Local News
March 23, 2012

Gifted advocates meet with superintendent Starr
Many Montgomery County parents have waited all year for the chance to talk to new superintendent Joshua Starr, voice concerns and learn more about his vision for gifted education in the public schools.
Washington Post (Blog)
March 23, 2012

School system to hold off on changes related to elementary AG programs
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system will hold off for at least a year on financing changes related to academically gifted programs at its elementary schools, but it will also bring in a consultant to talk to principals, teachers and parents about the "clustering" AG system that Superintendent Don Martin favors.
Winston-Salem Journal
March 21, 2012

National Aquarium has been selected to be a MSDE Gifted & Talented Summer Center!
The National Aquarium has been selected to be a Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Summer Center for gifted and talented middle school students, offering the Maryland Summer Center for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Investigations.
National Aquarium News
March 21, 2012

$5.7 million shortfall may force Hempfield Area to scrap plans
The Hempfield Area School Board may have to scrap plans to implement changes in its program for gifted elementary students and reconsider closing two schools because of a looming budget deficit of almost $6 million.
Pittsburg Tribune
March 20, 2012

Brainerd School Board pares $551,000
Despite reservations expressed about cuts to the Brainerd School District’s program for gifted and talented students, the Brainerd School Board Monday cut approximately $551,000 from its 2012-13 budget.
Brainerd Dispatch
March 19, 2012

Program sweeps state awards
Pitt County Schools’ program for Academically and Intellectually Gifted students swept a series of awards at a state conference last week.
Daily Reflector
March 19, 2012 

Problematizing Gifted Education, Part I:  Why Problematize?
Programs for gifted students are a familiar aspect of American education, and they have been, off and on, for nearly a century.
The Creativity Post
March 18, 2012

Children to sit new test for high-flyers
Thousands of children are to sit new national tests designed to stretch the brightest pupils.
The Telegraph
March 18, 2012

Persistent racial gaps shown in education data
Black, Hispanic students are more likely to be suspended, less likely to be in gifted programs.
Kansas City Star
March 17, 2012 

NASA Visits Students at Belington Elementary School
They may not be rocket scientists but students at Belington Elementary school were building rockets and launching them Friday afternoon.
WBOY
March 16, 2012 

Gifted education specialists testify in support of U-46 processes
When selecting students for the gifted programs in Elgin Area School District U-46, the current coordinator for the district’s gifted bilingual program and her predecessor said the district used measurements of achievement and IQ tests, as well as other measures, to cast a wide net and capture as many potentially gifted students as possible.
Daily Herald
March 15, 2012

City schools to change gifted programs
Students to be clustered in regular classrooms
Columbus Dispatch
March 15, 2012

Orchard Park schools to reinstate gifted program partially in plan
Orchard Park Central’s gifted and talented program — which was eliminated last year due to budget woes—would be partially reinstated under the proposed budget presented Wednesday night.
Buffalo News
March 14, 2012

Board puts off action on gifted-student plan
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board will hold off on proposed changes to its academically gifted programs so it can hear more from parents and mull its options, members decided Tuesday.
Winston-Salem Journal
March 14, 2012

What does the Colorado Early Literacy Act mean for gifted students?
Following a seven hour hearing on March 12th, the Colorado House Education Committee voted to advanced House Bill 12-1238 to the House Appropriations Committee.
Fort Collins Examiner
March 14, 2012 

Torres testifies about ‘strong’ programming during U46 trial
School District U46 Superintendent Jose Torres never could be an “Undercover Boss,” he joked.
Courier News
March 13, 2012 

Expert says U-46 gifted programs were discriminatory
A gifted education expert testified in federal court Monday during the continuation of the racial bias lawsuit against Elgin Area School District U-46 that the policies and procedures the district used in identifying gifted students were among the most discriminatory and underrepresentative of black and Hispanic students that she had worked with in a 20-year career.
Daily Herald
March 12, 2012

A prodigy works to aid others in Mexico
The director of child psychology at the Center for the Attention to Talent is a child himself: 17-year-old Andrew Almazan, a prodigy who was reading Shakespeare and Cervantes at age 6.
Bellingham Herald
March 11, 2012 

East Valley schools expanding gifted programs
Parents of gifted kids are getting more choices in east valley schools.
KTAR
March 10, 2012 

Tap Into the Gifted Young Hackers
Teenagers are not usually the main targets of the F.B.I., whose agents are used to dealing with hardened criminals.
New York Times
March 9, 2012

Report shows racial disparity in Oklahoma's largest school districts
The U.S. Education Department released data Tuesday about civil rights and schools.
News OK
March 8, 2012

School system to fine-tune its gifted program
Frederick County Public Schools is implementing a new gifted and talented program in every middle school beginning this fall.
Frederick News
March 7, 2012

Lack of funding leaves New Jersey’s gifted and talented students at mercy of their schools
Newton’s Laws of Motion was the lesson, and the promise of rides down the hallway on a hoverboard had Kelly Hunt’s gifted and talented fifth-grade class at the Joyanne Miller School in Egg Harbor Township bouncing in anticipation.
Atlantic City Press
March 6, 2012
 

Options expanding for parents of gifted students
Once again, East Valley school districts are shifting into high gear to offer options for families of gifted children.
East Valley Tribune
March 5, 2012

Don't discriminate against the gifted
I was troubled that Casa de Maryland and the NAACP are against gifted and talented programs in Maryland public schools but I was not surprised.
Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2012 

Advanced learning program helps students reach new heights
After 15 years teaching elementary school, Dana Cope got the call that changed her life — and the lives of countless young students who needed help discovering their true potential.
Napa Valley Register
March 4, 2012

Chambersburg school program specializes in mentoring gifted students
The Gifted Seminar reaches about 150 students in the Chambersburg Area School District.
Public Opinion
March 3, 2012 

How Young Is Too Young to Be Identified as Gifted and Talented?
Can kids be identified as gifted and talented as young as age 3?
Ed Week Blog
March 2, 2012 

Teacher shuffling by Columbus schools upsets parents
The Columbus school district is changing its gifted and talented programs, and also shifting about 160 math and science teaching positions to reading jobs.
Columbus Dispatch
March 2, 2012 

Can D.C. handle gifted education?
Gifted education rarely draws headlines.
Washington Post
March 1, 2012