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Articles & Reports


NEW!   101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas    Fred Pedersen/nowescape.com


NEW!  2017-08-11Kids' Brains Need More Downtime, Research Shows   Faiza Elmasry/Science & Health


NEW!  2018-06-27   Managing the Summer Enrichment Craze  Jill Anderson and Bari Walsh/Harvard Graduate School of Education


2019-03-20  Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children  Carol Bainbridge/www.verywellfamily.com


School's Out for the Summer..or Is It?       Kathleen Niles/NAGC.ORG


Americans Agree:  Public Attitudes Toward Gifted Education   Elizabeth Jones & Shelagh Gallagher/Institute for Educational Advancement


CKCIE Guide to Gifted Services  Brochure from Central Kansas Cooperative in Education


2018-11-13 Rural Communities Test Ways to Hook Gifted Students   Sarah Sparks Education Week


2018-09-13   Students Don't Want to be Bored; They Want to Learn  HubCitySpokes.com


2018-08-15 Poll Summary on Attitudes Toward Gifted Education  Institute for Educational Advancement


2018-05-01 Gifted Adults:  Embracing Complexity  giftedchallenges.blogspot.com


2013-11-25 8 Things the World Must Understand About Gifted Children CrushingTallPoppies.com


Bright Child vs. Gifted Child  Janet Szabos


Kansas State Information

  • All children have the right to progress at an academically appropriate level of challenge.
  • Kansas is one of a few states that provides a mandate to identify and provide services to gifted children in Kindergarten through 12th grade under the umbrella of special education.
  • ​Without proper identification and appropriate services gifted children are at a great risk for failing to meet their potential.
  • Gifted education is not about status, it is about meeting student needs.
  • Advanced learners are found in all cultures, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
  • Gifted learners also have learning and physical disabilities.  These "twice-exceptional" students often go undetected in regular classrooms, because their disability and gifts mask each other; making them appear "average."
  • Most gifted learners spend over 80% of their school day in the regular classroom, but 61% of their teachers have no training in gifted interventions and needs.