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ERIC Number: EJ837940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Turnaround School: Embracing Diversity while Recognizing Giftedness
Hultgren, Holly
Principal, v88 n5 p21 May-Jun 2009
In 2005, Lafayette Elementary School's enrollment and standardized test scores were declining. Although the school was known for its fine programs for special needs students and English-language learners, and its diverse population offered many special opportunities to celebrate other cultures and languages, it was not making strides toward academic success. As a result, many parents had enrolled their children at other schools. In an attempt to turn Lafayette's performance trends around, the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado decided to infuse this long-established neighborhood school with a special talented and gifted (TAG) focus program. This article describes how the TAG focus program helped turn the school around.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado