Houston makes changes to identify more gifted students

07/26/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Changes in enrollment guidelines have helped more students be classified as gifted in the Houston school district. That may encourage teacher creativity, said Rick Courtright, a gifted-education specialist for the Talent Identification Program at Duke University. "Most teachers have given up some of their most creative activities and learning experiences because they're focused on doing the drills to prepare students for the test," he said.

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