Why N.C. should maintain accountability for gifted education

04/19/2011 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

North Carolina state legislators are considering repealing measures that hold schools accountable for identifying and serving students who are gifted, writes Kristen R. Stephens, president of the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented. Stephens, an associate education professor at Duke University, argues that these mandates -- adopted two years ago -- have not been given adequate time to prove their effectiveness. Repealing them now would have negative effects on gifted education, particularly in rural and under-served districts, she writes.

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