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IEP Issues - Gifted Learners

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Study: Gifted Students Become Bully Magnets - Bullying in the gifted-student population is an overlooked problem that leaves many of these students emotionally shattered, making them more prone to extreme anxiety, dangerous depression and sometimes violence, according to a Purdue University researcher.

 

NV Nation's First Public School for the Gifted Scheduled to Open Next Year - This time next year a new public school for "profoundly gifted" students -- believed to be the first of its kind in the United States -- will be open at UNR. For purposes of this special school, profoundly gifted means those whose evaluations and test scores rank them in the 99.9th percentile, children whose IQs are 160 or higher -- a standard that only 1 in 10,000 students will meet, according to Keith Rheault, state superintendent of public instruction.

 

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development - Formed in 1999, the Davidson Institute is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation funded by Bob and Jan Davidson. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

 

NV Some New Help for the Extremely Gifted - Misha Raffiee is 10 years old. An eighth grader in her final year of private school here, she reads up to six books a month, plays violin and piano and asks so many questions that her teachers sometimes get angry at her.

 

MI Easy College Prep Classes Get the Boot - The quality of Advanced Placement programs is coming under scrutiny at a time when educators are pushing to strengthen the academic level of high school class offerings.

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