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Are Gifted Students Being Left Behind?

Are Gifted Students Being Left Behind?

Budget problems have erased gifted programs in many schools.  And, in the last decade, there has been a real push in the classroom to help the children struggling with academics reach a new level of success.  But, in the process, are the high-performing students being left behind? Many educators say, "Yes." Check out this article in Newsweek, titled "America Hates Its Gifted Kids": A 2008 report found that the controversial No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 indeed helped low-achieving students rise to meet a more rigorous course load, but shifted teachers’ sights away from the gifted kids, who seemed capable of helping themselves stay on track. ...

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