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Identifying gifted children in Fairfax County
Rather than diminish TJ's admission requirements, educational programs in all communities — not just black and Hispanic — should begin in kindergarten to identify and nurture gifted children and challenge them as they move through elementary and middle
Washington Post
July 30, 2012

Schools for gifted children key to advancement in NK
The school is for gifted children. The school selects elementary school graduates at age 11 who are talented in singing and nurtures them to be professional singers.
Dong A Ilbo
July 28, 2012

NJ's Best and Brightest Showcase Summer Learning at Rutgers
Academically gifted high school students showed off a month's worth of hard work and learning on July 27 during the 2012 Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Research Symposium at Rutgers University.
New Brunswick Patch
July 28, 2012

Gifted students work magic at Stetson camp in DeLand
Students participated this week in Harry Potter Science Magic as part of Stetson University's High Achieving Talented Students (HATS) Program, which runs in the summer and during the year on Saturdays for grades K-12.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
July 27, 2012

Parents Requiring Excellence in our School System presses forward
A new parents watchdog group has been formed in Dougherty County with an eye for change.
Fox 31
July 26, 2012

Whiz Kid Makes History
Ng is not the first gifted child to be admitted by local universities.
Hong Kong Standard
July 26, 2012

New York's Charter Schools Get an A+
The Success schools are performing at the same level as NYC's best schools—gifted and talented schools that select kids based solely on rigorous tests—even though gifted schools have far fewer low-income and minority students.
Wall Street Journal
July 26, 2012

Queen Creek Middle School offers self-contained gifted classes
The Bridges Academy is a self-contained program for gifted students that will be piloted at the school this year.
SanTan Valley Today
July 25, 2012

Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit
The Coalition of The Silence, a local minority advocacy group, and the NAACP filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education Monday alleging that black and Latino students, as well as students with disabilities, are being shut out of the school because Fairfax County consistently fails to identify them for gifted programs.
Huffington Post
July 24, 2012

Gifted pupils enjoy glory after project on Olympics
Gifted and talented children from Dover and Deal have been rewarded for their Olympian efforts this year with a tea party.
This is Kent
July 24, 2012

District 181 puts advanced learning policy on public display
While the future of the overall gifted program in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 has yet to be determined, a policy for a planned advanced learning program has been placed on public display until Aug. 24.
The Doings Hinsdale
July 24, 2012

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Visits WKU
"Having the international headquarters of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children located at Western Kentucky University is such a high honor," Roberts said.
Surf KY
July 23, 2012

Purdue offers gifted students camp where "it's cool to be smart"
Being intellectually challenged by like-minded peers, perhaps for the first time in their lives, is a major goal of the residential summer camp run by Purdue's GERI, or Gifted Education Resource Institute, through the College of Education
Purdue Exponent
July 23, 2012

Back to School: Your child's identified as gifted — now what?
As a parent of a gifted child, you may have noticed that your son is a quick learner.
East Valley Tribune
July 22, 2012

Talented Magdalen pupils given awards
Jade Ash, year five pupil from the Gifted and Talented group, said: “This year I have learned a lot from being in the G&T Programme, but one thing I will mostly remember is that you can do anything at all when your heart is full of joy and you don't stop trying.”
Skegness Standard
July 21, 2012

Parent group pushing for TJ admission changes
One key group that has shaped the debate over overhauling the admissions policy at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology: The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted.
Washington Post (blog)
July 20, 2012

Gifted education declining in the US is embraced in the Middle East
Yes, you read that right, the Middle East is playing host to a conference aimed “at cementing the region's commitment to and contribution in consolidating the development of world class standards and best practices for the gifted and talented students'.
July 18, 2012

Kids should be allowed to learn at own pace
Now I do care that when we divide gifted kids out, minorities and the poor don't make up as much of that group as they should, but I'm pretty sure the inequities of society are not my kid's fault.
Columbus Dispatch
July 18, 2012

Plug pulled on eagerly awaited 'gifted classes'
Education authorities in Hefei, Anhui province, have canceled two classes for gifted students run by local schools despite the public's enthusiastic response to the plan.
China Daily
July 16, 2012

A Road Map To Sponsoring Gulf Gifted Students
MR Qarni called for comprehensive review of the framework polices governing gifted education in the Gulf region.
Middle East Events
July 16, 2012

Help gifted kids, or lose them to others
"If we miss out in helping the gifted and talented to grow exponentially, we'll suffer a brain drain and lose out in the race to create progress in our complex and technology-based environment.
New Straits Times
July 16, 2012

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid opens Asia - Pacific Giftedness 2012
HH stressed that the participation of more than 270 word experts from 42 countries reflects the common deep believe of inevitability of cooperation, partnerships team spirit in the field of gifted education.
July 14, 2012

A cut is a cut, no matter the spin
In the most recent budget process, the board opted to cut the special education budget, eliminating the two remaining teachers in the gifted education program called TRAIL.
Blue Mountains Courier-Herald
July 12, 2012

Innovative Chain-Reaction Machines
But the processes students at The Center for Gifted Studies' Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth are using to achieve these goals are complex — trigger LEGO robots that turn a handle, move a wall, and activate a pulley.
SurfKY News
July 9, 2012

Nurturing a child's natural academic gift
12th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness to help identity and develop natural talent
Gulf News
July 8, 2012

Rich families' kids deemed 'gifted'
"Gifted" children in England are being picked on background rather than brains, researchers warned today.
Morning Star News
July 6, 2012 

New options emerge to enrich gifted students' education
Liam Goodowens takes gymnastics and is learning hip-hop dance.
Deseret News
July 5, 2012

School for the Creative and Performing Arts deemed a model for gifted education
Fayette County’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) is among four programs statewide designated as gifted education model service delivery options.
CU News
July 5, 2012 

Rural District Expands Gifted Options With Online Courses
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
Ed Week
July 5, 2012

Gifted program loses last two teachers
The two remaining teachers in Bluewater District School Board's (BWDSB) giftededucation program have been "sent back to the classroom" leaving the status of the advanced learning program "under review".
The Barrie Advance
July 3, 2012

Mackintosh Academy buys Boulder site, sees rising enrollment
A year after Littleton s Mackintosh Academy opened a campus in Boulder, the school for gifted students has purchased its building and is expecting 100 students in the fall.
Daily Camera
July 3, 2012

McKinley to launch gifted, talented magnet program
McKinley Elementary School in Petaluma is slated to open a new gifted and talented magnet program for the upcoming school year, according to Petaluma City.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
July 2, 2012

School nurtures student talent
Students at Mount St Benedict College are a clever bunch - one in 10 are involved in the school's gifted and talented program.
Cumberland Courier 
July 1, 2012