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ERIC Number: EJ757419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Defying the Ripple Effects
Kenney, Linda Chion
School Administrator, v64 n2 p28 Feb 2007
The effort to leave no child behind is a major threat to high-ability students, whose cognitive and affective needs are increasingly falling by the wayside from default, according to gifted education advocates. They argue that the No Child Left Behind Act, with its unprecedented, high-stakes focus on students performing below grade level, leaves no incentive for going to bat for the child already years beyond grade level in one subject or more. Some school districts around the country are refusing to lose their grip, even in the most trying of times for gifted education. This article profiles four districts that have continued to support the needs of gifted children. These programs in: Cherry Creek, Colorado; Madison County, Kentucky; Rockwood, Missouri; and Kerrville, Texas offer strategies for getting kids to do what they're able to do and reach for more.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Kentucky; Missouri; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001