Know your gifted child's rights.
Pennsylvania CHAPTER 16
PAGE is here to help parents and advocate for gifted education in the state of Pennsylvania. PAGE was instrumental in helping to rewrite Chapter 16, the gifted education chapter. So, go out and get started. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. You know your child the best. Endeavor to get the best and most appropriate education for your child.
Chapter 16 is Special Education in Pennsylvania
Law. Gifted Education has been placed under the
joint jurisdiction of PDE (Pennsylvania Department of Education) Bureau of Teaching and Learning and Special Education. Gifted education has never been mandated under federal law, but it is mandated under Pennsylvania law. Learning the terminology is one of the biggest challenges to parents. Take some time to familiarize yourself with Chapter 16.
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A Nation Empowered Now Available - Update to A Nation Deceived
The Acceleration Institute has released A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students, an update to the watershed work initiated by A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students.
The 34 Smartest Countries in the World
This has to do with the theory of multiple intelligences, which rejects the idea of intelligence as a single general ability, but instead considers it a myriad of different modalities including musical, linguistic, spatial, logical,kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic.
PA Bar Association launches campaign, 'Have a Voice in Your Exceptional Child's Education'
"...In Pennsylvania, there are educational rights in place designed to protect children who have mental and physical challenges that hinder their development. There also are education rights in place for children with outstanding intellectual and creative abilities. In creating this campaign, the PBA felt it important to provide some basic information to parents..."
Gifted Empowerment through Acceleration by Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, Ph.D.
A special presentation by Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, Ph.D. on the truth and deception of acceleration. Learn how it can empower the gifted students. You can download a copy of the presentation at the following link.
WHO ARE THE 'GIFTED AND TALENTED' AND WHAT DO THEY NEED?
Estimates vary, but many say there are around 3 million students in K-12 classrooms nationwide who could be considered academically gifted and talented. The education they get is the subject of a national debate about what our public schools owe to each child in the post-No Child Left Behind era.
EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT NEWS
For the first time, ESSA/ESEA also includes several provisions, taken from the TALENT Act, that support gifted and talented students.