PARENTING
03/01/2012 11:48 am ET

How Young Is Too Young For Gifted And Talented Programs?

Over on her excellent parenting blog yesterday, Janice D’Arcy posted on the Maryland State Board of Education’s new “gifted and talented” guidelines, which suggest that teachers begin to identify advanced children as early as pre-kindergarten. While supporters of the measure say that the policy would only encourage passive monitoring at the earliest ages, many other educators worry about the unfair exclusion of disadvantaged minorities and late-bloomers. D’Arcy explains:

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