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Gifted and Talented Programs

Should I grade-skip my gifted child?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Jonathan Wai, Duke University; Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, University of Iowa, and Susan Assouline, University of Iowa The American school system puts ...

Maybe My Child Is Gifted. Maybe Not. Maybe It Doesn't Matter.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Farrah Alexander

I think he's brilliant because he's my child and every parent thinks their child is special in some way, right? Here's the truth -- maybe he is, maybe he isn't, it doesn't really matter either way.

Twice Exceptional: The Sticky Road To GATE

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Jennifer Havenner

Embed from Getty Images I couldn't read in second grade. Not a word. The year was 1984, and Dyslexia was not yet on the school radar, especially in...

Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

The Best Apps for Your Bright or Gifted Child

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

With the holiday season upon us, we have an opportunity to both foster our children's love of these apps as well as provide holiday presents that are extremely low in cost.

14 Signs Your Grandchild May Be Gifted

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You think your grandbaby is off-the-charts smart, but how do you know? According to the National Association for Gift...

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

Anthony Cody | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Anthony Cody

The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.

My Children Are Not Gifted

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Melissa Bollow Tempel

Sure, they are smart, but all children are smart. They are talented, but all children have talents. Nope, my children are not any more special than any other children in the city of Milwaukee. Only difference is my children are privileged and lucky. They have had opportunities that only privilege can buy.

Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate "Tracking" With "Gifted and Talented" for All

Alan A. Aja | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.

Enough is Enough -- Pearson Education Fails the Test Again and Again

Alan Singer | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

The relationship between New York City, New York State, and Pearson Education must end. Other states and municipalities should reconsider their relationship with Pearson as well. This company and its testing regime have not earned the right to work in American schools.

Leave the Kids Out of the Picture

Amanda Kraus | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Amanda Kraus

In his NYT piece, Al Baker highlights one of the most problematic components of this issue: the glaring disparity between the racial breakdown of general education classes and G&T classes.

Why Does New York Have "Specialized" High Schools?

Alan Singer | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Why does New York City have these special schools where the teaching and curriculum are just not that special?

High School Principles

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

What we need the most is a comprehensive reform of public education that is attentive to raising the ceiling but that does not accomplish this worthy goal by making it even more likely that we will leave many a child behind.

The Global Search for Education: Racing to the Top at Four

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We believe that tutoring at such a young age should be done by the parents, not with a hired tutor." -- Michael McCurdy Put down your teddy bear! ...

Helping Kids Whose "Brains Are on Fire"

Tom Allon | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

The minds we waste each day in substandard public education could be the next Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Our children can't wait.

Educating for Democracy: "Gifted and Talented?"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Since New York's Gifted and Talented programs act as "pipelines" to the more prestigious high schools in the City, I wonder how valid an "entrance exams for infants" can be.

Gifted and At-Risk

Seth Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Seth Freeman

Although it might seem surprising, some of our very brightest, most talented kids have great difficulty in school, and many actually drop out, living dysfunctional lives on the edge of society.

Being Gifted Means You Get All the Gifts

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I think justifying a fundamentally unequal distribution of resources is the primary purpose of most school "gifted programs."