Spotlight on Gifted Education

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On Gifted Education

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The Education Week Spotlight on Gifted Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including insights on:

  • The challenges of categorizing gifted learners
  • Meeting the needs of high-potential students
  • Math and science academies for gifted students
  • Acceleration and grade skipping
  • Twice exceptional students

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Students can work alongside similarly gifted peers and nurture their talents in ways generally unavailable in American schools.
June 10, 2009 – Education Week

For years, academically gifted children were thought to fit neatly into a category. But developmental psychologists are learning that people who are gifted are not categorized quite so neatly.
October 15, 2008 – Education Week

Gifted black students who underperform in school may do so because of peer pressure to “act black,” according to new research published this month in the journal Urban Education.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week

Yearlong research projects. Courses in quantum mechanics and vector calculus. These may sound like staples of the college experience, but such demands are also the norm at a particular brand of high school around the country: math and science academies, which offer students with superior talent in those subjects a demanding, highly concentrated academic environment.
December 6, 2006 – Education Week

Francis K. Schrag looks at the institutions beyond school that help develop scientific and artistic gifts, but he warns that students must have the time to participate.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week

Focusing on failing students at the expense of the gifted and talented will ultimately result in long-term negative consequences for our nation, writes Ann Robinson.
November 20, 2009 – Education Week

"Nurturing gifted students and saving money don't have to be at odds," write Laura Vanderkam and Richard Whitmire.
August 12, 2009 – Education Week

Justin's Genius
Gifted children have unique intellectual and emotional needs that demand respect both for their adult-like mental abilities and for their inherent fragility as children, according to James R. Delisle, an education professor and gifted education teacher.
May 1, 2002 – Education Week

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