Friday, April 22, 2016

Gifted Education in Arizona. Article #3 in a Series from NPR.

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The third 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).  

"Why Gifted Latinos are Often Overlooked and Underserved"

Article #3 from April 17, 2016 – NPR Ed.  By Claudio Sanchez.

"Three million school children in the U.S. are identified as gifted. That's roughly the top 10 percent of the nation's highest achieving students.

But Rene Islas, head of the National Association for Gifted Children, says tens of thousands of gifted English language learners are never identified. We sat down with Islas and asked him why.

He started out by explaining that there are several different measures for identifying gifted children. The most common in schools is recognizing achievement, above grade level work. But that poses a problem for English language learners, or ELLs, he says. ..." 

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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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