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Gifted and Talented Programs

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 | Books
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."