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Is Race a Factor in Determining Who is Gifted and Who is Not?

This article originally found at I don’t know why the idea ever came to mind that children of one race are more gifted than another. As a student, I remember being in the gifted and accelerated classes with multiple ethnicities. No one race was represented more than another. And, if I recall correctly, we…

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Parent to Parent: 6 Tips to Help Your Child in Gifted and Honor Programs

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Parent To Parent

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Parent To ParentIt should come as no surprise that white students are more likely to be classified as “gifted” or “intelligent” than Black and Hispanic students. When a snapshot is taken of these classes throughout the nation, the numbers reflect the same. As a mother of…

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Are Gifted and Talented Programs Being Used as a Way to Segregate Schools?

As parents, you most likely want your children to receive the best education possible , but  it is troublesome when you feel that they are being short-changed in the process. If necessary, you will go through extreme measures to make sure that they are in the best private or public school available. But what about the gifted and…

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Atlanta Gifted Academy for High IQ Children

By Angela Wills Are you in search of a school for your gifted child? For many parents in the Atlanta area, their search ends at the Atlanta Gifted Academy in Marietta, the highly regarded school for the gifted. This school is receiving phenomenal reviews from parents and students. The academy, which enrolls grades preschool through…

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Black-Owned School is a Safe Learning Environment for Gifted Children

By Angela Wills A Black-owned academy in Marietta, Georgia, is raising the bar on learning for gifted children. Atlanta Gifted Academy was founded in 2012 by Claire Anderson. Anderson, a former teacher, recognized that her own son, Caleb, was extremely smart for his age viagra sans ordonnance suisse. She taught him sign language and how…

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Communities of Color Lack Programs for Gifted Children

By Victor Ochieng Gifted and highly talented children need to be identified and nurtured from an early age to fully leverage their potential.  This is reflected in the proliferation of “gifted and talented” initiatives across the country. The biggest shortcoming, however, is the distribution of such programs. Some districts have several programs, while others have…

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Effectively Raising Geniuses

Are people born geniuses or does their environment make them that way? In 1968, psychometrics researcher Julian Stanley met a child who he considered to be “student zero” of his “Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY).” A 12-year-old boy, Joseph Bates, was bored in class. He was given the opportunity to go to Johns Hopkins…

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