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.
Released in 2018, this report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is about the excellence gap and shows that state policies nationwide are failing to effectively support students who have the potential to reach high levels of academic performance, particularly students from low-income backgrounds. The excellence gap refers to the disparity in the percent of lower-income versus higher-income students who reach advanced levels of academic performance. The “gap” appears in elementary school and continues as students move through middle school, high school, college and beyond. This report grades states on 18 simple indicators representing nine distinct state-level policies and nine specific measures of student outcomes. This report is an update to the original 2015 version.
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.