Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gifted Education in Arizona. Article #2 in the series from NPR.

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The second NPR article about gifted education in Arizona.  

Arizona has not funded gifted education since 2009-2010.  Arizona has a majority-minority school populationmeaning only 40 percent of students classified as White in 2014, according to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).  

The Rare District that Recognizes Gifted Latino Students

Article #2 from April 12, 2016 – NPR Ed.  By Claudio Sanchez.

"Imagine you're back in school, bored to death, with limited academic options. Because you're learning English, everybody assumes you're not ready for more challenging work. What they don't realize is that you're gifted.
Researchers say this happens to lots of gifted children who arrive at school speaking little or no English. These students go unnoticed, until someone taps into their remarkable talent and potential. Vanessa Minero Leon was lucky. She was one of those students who got noticed.
Vanessa lives with her two siblings and their parents, Hector and Marcela, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. They have a lovely home with a big back yard, two rabbits, two dogs and a chicken. ..."  Click here to read the rest of the article.
Share this article with family, friends and educators.  Encourage them to find and contact their legislative representatives at the link provided, asking that they support gifted education in Arizona: How to find your legislator 

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