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Personal Branding for Educators: Fulfilling Your Brand’s Promise as an Educator

Personal branding for teachers includes anything that helps add strength, identity, and definition to your work in a way that students, parents, and the surrounding community can recognize.

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Looking at the Past and Toward the Future in Gifted Education: A Focus on Critical Attributes of Important Issues

The theme of the final issue of TEMPO is “Looking at the Past and Toward the Future in Gifted Education: A Focus on Critical Attributes of Important Issues.” I hope you enjoy and benefit from the articles; they address a sampling of topics that I feel best represent some of the most critical aspects of gifted education in light of our past and in planning for the days that lie ahead.

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Who’s Afraid of Individualism?

This century has not been very good about reading and following the script. From the rugged individualism of the 1700s and the 1800s, this century was not supposed to lead us to large scale corporations, businesses, bureaucracies, and organizations which created a centered homogeneous social system.

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Answering Our Critics

This commentary was originally published in Spring 1991 as the “From the President” column in Volume XI, Issue 2, of TEMPO.

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Can Lawmakers Save School Finance This Time? A Legislative Update on Gifted Education in Texas

From classrooms to board rooms, public schools all across Texas are sending distress signals about their lack of funding. The big question is: Can lawmakers save school finance this time? To solve school finance, to do something previous Legislatures could not accomplish, lawmakers will have to do the equivalent of leaping a tall building in a single bound and be faster than a locomotive. Lawmakers have their chance to display their heroism during the 86th Legislative Session that began January 8.

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A Commentary on Gifted Education

It is no secret that the state of Texas is facing economic problems. Economic problems are, unfortunately, never isolated—they affect every area of state government. Cutbacks can be expected in road construction, state employment and, yes, in education. And whenever there are cutbacks in education, programs for gifted students invariably suffer.