Issue Brief: Meeting the Needs of the Gifted Learner

According to the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Education Department, there are approximately 3.2 million students in public schools in gifted and talented programs.  Although Federal law acknowledges that children with gifts and talents have unique needs that are not traditionally offered in regular school settings, it offers no specific provisions, mandates, or requirements for serving these children.

In Core Education’s October issue brief, we explore the challenge of meeting the needs of gifted learners, including the opportunity gap in high-poverty schools, the need for professional learning for teachers, and the lack of policy to govern gifted education, all with an eye toward meeting the needs of this often underserved population.

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