Equity & Diversity The Simple Policy Change That's Getting More Students of Color in Advanced Courses
By automatically enrolling all students in high-level courses, schools in Washington state are working to erase a long entrenched form of inequity.
Equity & Diversity How One District Is Raising Math Rigor and Achievement for Students of Color
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
Special Education What Exactly Is Gifted Education? A New Guide Attempts to Explain
A new resource offers some basic information on how to teach and connect with academically talented students for teachers and administrators who are new to the field.
Special Education Our Most-Read Special Education Stories of 2019
The most popular special education stories of the year examined the broken promises of special education, the aftermath of the lead crisis in Flint, Mich., and how educators lack confidence in their ability to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Special Education Collection Gifted Education: Opening the Gates
How do schools screen students for gifted-education lessons? What groups of students are getting missed? And what are some ways schools can broaden their nets to capture nontraditional students for gifted services? Find some answers in this survey and story collection.
Special Education 'Twice Exceptional' Students Miss Out on Gifted Classes
Students who both have disabilities and are gifted are often overlooked when it comes to screening for gifted education. A California district found that it could buck the trend by casting a wider net for gifted students.
Special Education Pointillism in 1st Grade? Teachers Use Unfamiliar Lessons to Mine for Giftedness
Some districts are using new “response lessons” to identify the talented students that traditional assessments miss.
Special Education Even Gifted Educators Say Their Classes Don't Reach All Who Need Them
Students of color, low-income students, and English-language learners are underrepresented in gifted classes, according to an Education Week survey of gifted educators.
Special Education Q&A: Jill Adelson Looks to a 'Better Route' to Improve Gifted Education
Jill Adelson, editor of the journal Gifted Child Quarterly, talks about the best evidence in gifted education, and areas where research is thin on the ground.
Special Education Video ‘It Has to Be Possible’: Educating Gifted Students in Small Town Alaska
Growing up gifted in rural Alaska can be a struggle. It can be tough to find the challenging courses you need, and the advising to get you planted firmly on a path to college. Education Week sent a video team to Alaska to chronicle the work of educators and community members who are trying to build solid pathways for their brightest students. We found intriguing work going on in the city of Nome, a town of about 3,500 people on the Norton Sound. Kastyn Lie is a senior at Nome Beltz Junior/Senior High School and a college-aspiring student. School leaders tell us how tough it is to assemble the resources they need to offer a rigorous course of study to students like Kastyn. There's no program for gifted students in the Nome school district.