This survey was created and conducted by the Blue Valley Parent Advocates for Gifted Education (BVPAGE), a parent support group in Johnson County, Kansas. The survey was conducted from July 2016 through January 1, 2017 and consisted mostly of respondents from the Blue Valley school district. The intention was to gather information, experiences, considerations, advantages, and disadvantages of whole grade or single subject acceleration. Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Question; Chose NOT TO Accelerate Responses by Individual; Presentation Notes.
This brick-and-mortar lab school launched by the founder of Khan Academy, Sal Khan, is dedicated to research-based instruction and furthering innovation in education. Khan Lab School serves students ages 5-14+ and is launching a high school in September 2017. Khan Lab School's purpose is to develop new, personalized practices that center around the student. In keeping with Sal Khan’s "One World Schoolhouse" philosophy, KLS provides an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach. The academic experience is coordinated by a team of Advisors, Content Specialists, and Associate Teachers who guide students through gradually increasing levels of independence.