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2011-08-18 05:00:00

MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Testing Mom - an internet company that specializes in gifted and talented and private school admissions testing - just announced they are offering 50 free practice questions to parents wanting to get their young child into a top-tier private school or gifted program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/CG53541) In an environment as competitive as gifted admissions, there is no limit to the amount of time, energy, and effort...

2008-04-02 03:00:00

By Ford, Donna Y Grantham, Tarek C; Whiting, Gilman W ABSTRACT: The field of gifted education has faced criticism about the underrepresentation of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) in its programs. This article proposes that efforts targeting both recruitment and retention barriers are essential to remedying this disparity. Educators' deficit thinking about CLD students underlies both areas (recruitment and...

2007-11-21 03:00:00

By Harris, Bryn Rapp, Kelly E; Martinez, Rebecca S; Plucker, Jonathan A English Language Learning and Identification Processes While the number and relative proportion of English language learners (ELL) in public school systems is rapidly increasing, ELL students are often overlooked for gifted programs, and for this reason are grossly underrepresented in gifted and talented education programs. Identification practices that were implemented decades ago did not take into account the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'