I’m often found writing a great deal about what it means to be an educator. There are times when specific curricular topics or themes are discussed, social and emotional behaviors covered, or a favorite conversation starter in the classroom is introduced. 
Of all the new gifted learner provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, I'm especially drawn to the language that specially permits school districts to use Title I funds to identify and serve low-income gifted students.  
This blog post, an excerpt from Parenting for High Potential (Spring 2016), is by Kathryn P. Haydon, the author of Creativity for Everybody and a former teacher who supports an educational paradigm based on student strengths and creative thinking.
If you had a magic wand and could change one thing to ensure the availability of great gifted education services for students, what would it be? Gifted education policies provide a framework for identification, services, teacher preparedness, accountability for student learning, and program evaluation. 
by M. René Islas, executive director of NAGC, and Joy Lawson Davis, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Virginia Union University and NAGC board member.