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Spotlight on Giftedness – August 2011

August 31, 2011

A collection of news articles regarding gifted children and education for August 2011

Parenting the gifted child

“I know he’s frustrated and bored to tears with school, but I don’t know what to do. He’s refusing to go to school, because he knows everything they are teaching him already.”

“She acts so smart all the time, so other children don’t like her. I don’t know why she has to ask so many questions or tell other children how to do things! She’s just being difficult…”

These may sound like familiar scenes to parents of gifted children, i.e. children who may show actual or potential abilities that are advanced for their age or in comparison to their peers.

The frustration may stem from two sources: a lack of knowledge about developmental issues among gifted children; or a good understanding of their children’s frustration but inability to ease their difficulties. (read more)

See the rest of the list of articles at Rochester SAGE!

Autistic or just brilliant?

Is a child autistic or gifted? Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

Gifted program attracts 55 applicants
Redford Union Schools uses their gifted program to attract out-of-district students

Public schools must adapt to choice or die off
Changes in education are opening up opportunities for charter schools

Gifted Education and the New School Year

A retired teacher says our schools must be reformed – now!

Sumo robot clash serves to inspire young minds
UNLV’s Summer Advanced Gifted Education program sparks interest in technology for gifted students

To find the best gifted programs, don’t look to wealthy suburbs
A Kansas parent finds that wealth and great schools fall short of poorer districts that understand the needs of gifted students

Let The Gifted Fly
Does having gifted students in the same classroom with everyone help the average students?  Again, research says no.

Finding Creativity on IQ Tests
Can IQ tests help measure how creative someone is?

Intelligent Design
Is gifted education only for the wealthy?

To find the best gifted programs, don’t look to wealthy suburbs
Many poorer school districts have better gifted programs than wealthy ones.

School district to start new talented and gifted program this year
After parents challenge a school district in court, the district revamps its program to better serve gifted students.

Phoenix Academy serves both gifted and challenged students
Phoenix Academy uses computer based learning to provide vast differentiation for its students.

State fails gifted pupils
The problems plaguing gifted education in Australia sound familiar.

Gifted students linked to affluent districts

Higher-income neighborhoods have more identified gifted children.  Why?

Thank you for reading Rochester SAGE!  Together we can make a difference for gifted children!

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