Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gifted And Talented Education Can Benefit Students, But Hard To Define And Determine Who Qualifies.

NPR (9/28, Kamenetz) outlines the potential benefits and ongoing controversies surrounding gifted and talented education. The article shares the story of Ron Turiello in California, who wanted his daughter Grace to enjoy school and be challenged, so he founded a private school in Sunnyvale with his wife Margaret Caruso, which Grace and Ron’s son Marcello now attend. The article also discusses the controversial nature of gifted and talented education because of the difficulty in defining “giftedness” and measuring it.

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