A recent article in the Hechinger Report reported on a study by Christopher Redding and Jason Grissom, soon to be published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. In this study, the authors used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten (ECLS-K; 2010 – 2011 cohort) to see if students who were reported as receiving gifted services performed better than they had prior to receiving services.
This evaluation tool, designed by the TAGT Leadership Committee, will assist districts and campuses in auditing their program against the state plan requirements.
Principals should ask themselves these Top 10 questions about their campus G/T program to ensure they are following House Bill 3 requirements.
Districts that have devoted resources to programs for gifted and talented students hold a vested interest in understanding the outcomes of such programs for the students they serve.
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.
A qualitative analysis of individual programs leads to the conclusion that there are effective practices that are worthy of replication.