What effective educational technique has been proven time and time again to benefit the academic achievement of millions of students in U.S. schools, yet is rarely used? Ability grouping. If committed educators could be...
Race To The Middle Blog
The first study (funded, in part, by the Templeton Foundation) highlights disparities between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research. The new study provides an update to this work and tells the story of how well we have applied what we have learned. I’ve just ordered my two volume set – but if the following Twitter conversation with Belin-Blank Center is any indication, the new update will show schools continue to deny gifted students the opportunity to accelerate in spite of research proving its effectiveness.
Cooke Foundation recently published “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students.” How did Ohio fare?
The report sets in place 18 indicators reflecting state policies and measurable student outcomes. The results are disheartening.
The Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) Teacher Division recently created a Twitter chat “to inspire and equip educators committed to the appropriate education of gifted children.” I am very pleased to be a featured guest on the upcoming #OAGCTDChat topic “Effective Advocacy: What Does it Look Like?” this coming Sunday, November 23rd at 9:00 PM EST.
During the summer I had an opportunity to attend KikiLIVE 2.0, a one day creative STEM experience designed for 5th-9th grade girls. Hosted by the creative folks over at Kiki Magazine, the event provided opportunities for girls to explore how technology is pushing the boundaries of fashion.