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December 30, 2019
August 08, 2016
The Baltimore County school district wants to change district policy to include other types of advanced academic work, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.
December 10, 2015
Students with disabilities will still have their test scores reported separately, and most will continue to take the general education tests under the newly signed Every Student Succeeds Act.
October 14, 2015
The Education Department grant program will help school districts in 11 states tackle diversity in gifted education programs.
April 16, 2015
States would have to develop plans to prevent unnecessary restraint and seclusion in schools, and the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education program would be reauthorized under the pending ESEA rewrite.
March 02, 2015
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who has announced her plans to retire, fought for funding aimed at underrepresented populations in gifted education, advocates say.
January 16, 2014
Supporters in both groups are happy to see more money, but in the case of special education, swings in funding can have unintended consequences, one advocate says.
December 13, 2012
Grant money will pay for three replicas of the full-day gifted program, the Renzulli Academy, in Hartford, Conn.
October 25, 2012
Too often, these students "literally languish in our schools," write Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, president of the National Association for Gifted Children, and director of public education Jane Clarenbach in "Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High-Ability Students."
July 05, 2012
One district is turning to online courses to keep its gifted students challenged and engaged.