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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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Keeping the Light in Their Eyes

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Robin Schader. As subjective as it may seem, bright eyes are perhaps the most important indicator of learning – one that we may…

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Planning Ahead for College: Preparing for College in Middle School

This article provides middle schoolers advice on laying the groundwork for future success in high school, college, and beyond by solidifying academic knowledge and skills, developing good study habits, exploring interests and more. Author:…

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What Colleges Look For in High School Students

View 2020 findings of what college admission experts determine that colleges want to see in their applicants. Author: Sklarow, M. Organization: Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Year: 2020 For more than 20 years, the Independent…

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Planning Ahead for College: College Planning and Preparation – The High School Years

This article provides year-by-year advice on how high school students can plan and prepare for the process of applying for college. Author: Brody, L. Publications: Imagine Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth…

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Choosing the Right School for Your Gifted Child

Parents today have more options than they once did: traditional public schools, magnet and charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. There is little compelling evidence that children learn more in any one type of…

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Appropriate Expectations for the Gifted Child

This article by Arlene R. DeVries, M.S.E. talks about how parents and educators can expand their children’s education in creative, unconfined ways by seeing eye-to-eye on appropriate educational expectations. Arlene DeVries is author of…

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Twice Exceptional: Definition, Characteristics & Identification

Twice-exceptional students (also known as 2e children or students) are among the most under-identified and underserved population in schools. The reason for this is two-fold: (1) the vast majority of school districts do not…

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Twice Exceptional – Smart Kids with Learning Differences

Twice Exceptional – Smart Kids with Learning Differences PDF Version What is 2e? Twice exceptional, or “2e,” children are intellectually gifted and also have learning differences or disabilities. 2e children are doubly different from…

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