Foster excellence in schools by educating the gifted and talented

08/12/2009 | State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), The

Gifted students need nurturing to reach their potential, according to two advocates for gifted children. They argue that schools aim too low by focusing on proficiency, illustrated by recent cuts to gifted education in Illinois. "The end result of this state neglect is a situation in which high-quality gifted-education programming is offered only in those communities that have the local resources to support it, meaning talented children in districts that lack such resources lose out," they write.

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