A friend recently loaned me his copy of the August Christian Science Monitor because the cover story was about education. The article was quite insightful and I'm ashamed to say on a topic I'd not thought about: gifted education.
In this high-stakes accountability environment, our gifted students are often forgotten. I know in most districts where I have worked, our focus has been on the most at-risk (or ask my current employer says: at promise) students. But, what about our gifted learners? Are they being pushed to their fullest potential? Are we challenging our gifted learners? Shouldn't we consider all students, not just the sub-group/reporting category that may prevent a school from making AYP?
I'd encourage you to read the article here.