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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Clarenbach, Jane – Gifted Child Today, 2014
There has been a cry of alarm about the need for a new generation of thinkers, innovators, linguists, and creative problem solvers to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy and our national security needs. Thus far, the response to the clarion call has been underwhelming. The nation has not yet committed itself to changing K-12…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, National Competency Tests, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students
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Harris, Bryn; Plucker, Jonathan – Gifted Child Today, 2014
The United States is becoming more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, yet the educational attainment of various student groups has been very uneven. For decades, educators and policymakers have been focused on minimal competencies rather than advanced achievement. Specifically, federal and state education policies have focused on…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Allied Health Personnel, Mental Health, Achievement Gap
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Tieso, Carol L. – Gifted Child Today, 2013
What do you do with the student who says she hates history, yet watches The History Channel every night? What do you do with the student who is underachieving in social science but has visited every battlefield in Virginia? Our curriculum frameworks and pacing guides suggest a chronological, fact-based approach to teaching and learning history,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Curriculum Development, United States History, Academically Gifted