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Increasing Rigor in the Classroom

Every teacher wants to be able to say that he or she is increasing rigor in the classroom. How does a teacher go about doing that? It isn't enough for a teacher to make tests longer or add a comprehensive project to the curriculum. To increase rigor in the classroom, teachers...

source: By Brian Stack
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The National Association for Gifted Children, the nation's leading voice for high-achieving and high-potential students, applauds St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams for recognizing the need to focus resources on this long-neglected student population, particularly...

source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Maureen Kelleher writes: When I was in high school, I went to a summer program for advanced students at the University of Delaware. There were lots of smart people there, but one of the standouts was a young African-American woman named Shauna. One night in the dorm, she...

source: Education Post

On a sultry evening last July, a tall, soft-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and obsessively refreshing the browsers on their laptops....

source: The Atlantic

A bill that would remove gifted children from the realm of special education was introduced in the Kansas Legislature on Feb. 8. House Bill 2630, introduced by the House Committee on Education, is similar to one that gifted-education...

source: The Wichita Eagle

As a high school valedictorian who was tested for the gifted program but didn't qualify, I began my teacher education with a bias in that area. I mean, I did fine without any gifted instruction and I was top of my class. These "gifted" students surely couldn't be much different,...

source: Midland Reporter-Telegram

In his first major speech, the acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King apologized to the nation's teachers. Speaking to a small group of teachers, students and local politicians last month, just three weeks after taking over...

source: USA Today


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