Advocates: Md. officials should devote funding to gifted education

02/18/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Students who are gifted are being neglected because of sporadic funding and disconnected policies, and Maryland officials must allot more funding and other resources to gifted-education programs instead of focusing on helping failing students attain proficiency, two gifted-education advocates write. "The state has fostered a troublesome under-investment in the very student population most likely to be our next generation of innovators," write Helaine Zinaman, the executive director of Maryland Educators of Gifted Students, and Nancy Green, the executive director of the National Association for Gifted Children.

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