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ERIC Number: EJ771721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3174
Gifted Underachievers
Birdsall, Peter; Correa, Lou
Leadership, v36 n4 p21-23 Mar-Apr 2007
In school districts throughout California, teachers and parents have the ability to refer children to be identified and served through the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. However, despite active GATE program in the district, there are schools, marked by high percentages of students who are English learners or from low-income families, from which virtually no students are referred for GATE. Some people believed that GATE programs need not be a priority because gifted children will excel regardless of the education they receive. In this article, the author explains the costs of under-identification of gifted students. The author also explains how districts can obtain GATE funding and describes a new piece of legislation aimed at the recognition of gifted children among English learners and low-income groups.
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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: California