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Everyone likes the idea of equal opportunity. This economist thinks it’s a fantasy.

Washington Post: Everyone likes the idea of equal opportunity. This economist thinks it’s a fantasy By Dyland Matthews His new book, “The Son Also Rises” (Clark is a big fan of Hemingway puns), traces families with particular surnames to measure social mobility over the course of hundreds of years in England, the United States, Sweden, … Continue reading

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Gifted children are failed by the system

Education News: Gifted children are failed by the system By Deborah Orr … “It is an endemic misunderstanding, the assumption that people with IQs over 130 are likely to sail through life, effortlessly achieving “success”. … Even experienced psychologists, let alone “pop” ones, often fail to understand how high intelligence can isolate people, especially children. … Continue reading

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NC to let gifted students get credit without taking classes

Education News: NC to let gifted students get credit without taking classes ” Gifted students will be able to get high school credit in the near future without having to enroll in some classes, changing a long-standing requirement in North Carolina’s public schools. No later than spring 2015 – and possibly this spring in some … Continue reading

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An Interview with James T. Webb: Searching For Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment and Hope

Education News: An Interview with James T. Webb: Searching For Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment and Hope By Michael Shaughnessy … “The title of your book is Searching for Meaning. Do you find that gifted kids, adolescents and adults are searching for meaning in their lives, or this world? Yes, this is something that I … Continue reading

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«Han hadde vannet et tre nederst i skolegården i lang tid allerede. Med tårene sine»

VG: «Han hadde vannet et tre nederst i skolegården i lang tid allerede. Med tårene sine» Moren Lena Ronge forteller i denne artikkelen fra VG om sin sønns vanskelige skoleår. Historien er typisk for et høybegavet barn som opplever å ikke bli sett på skolen av sine pedagoger, og opplever å bli isolert fra sine … Continue reading

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Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act

SENG: Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act US Congress 1988 “The Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act (Javits) was originally passed by Congress in 1988 as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to support the development of talent in U.S. schools. The Javits Act, which is the only federal … Continue reading

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Identifying Gifted Children From Diverse Populations

SENG: Identifying Gifted Children From Diverse Populations “There has long been concern that high-ability students from underserved populations — those who are limited English proficient, disabled, or from minority or low-income backgrounds — are persistently underrepresented in advanced classes and in programs for students identified as gifted. While many districts and states have made improvements … Continue reading

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Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle?

Science Daily: Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle? From Vanderbilt University, By Jane Sevier: “Gifted children are likely to be the next generation’s innovators and leaders — and yet, the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, lacking the curricula, teacher input and external motivation to reach full potential. This conclusion comes … Continue reading

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Gifted and Talented – High intelligence is a special need – so treat it that way

tes.co.uk: Gifted and Talented – High intelligence is a special need – so treat it that way By Adi Bloom Stretch students with advanced work, academics tell schools Bright children should be given the same individual attention as students with special educational needs (SEN) and should be allowed to skip school years in order to … Continue reading