This THE HIGH FLYER post is by Jeanne Paynter, the 2014 NAGC President's Award receipient and the executive director of Talent Program Solutions and a professor of curriculum and instruction at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. 
This THE HIGH FLYER post is a continued reflection on the parallels between elite-level athletics and gifted education, and I thought how much we could learn about developing exceptional ability from what we saw during those two weeks.
This THE HIGH FLYER post by Robert Pondiscio, a Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, originally appeared in a slightly different form at U.S. News & World. 
This THE HIGH FLYER post is by Aaron Churchill, Ohio Research Director of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. 
The start of the school year can bring about feelings of exhaustion, apprehension, confusion, and difficulty for teachers and their students. I know for me the first two weeks of school always prove to be the hardest to get through.