What's in store for advanced learners under common core?

Some educators contend that the Common Core State Standards are well-aligned with gifted-education pedagogy, but many note in this article that differentiated teaching still will be important under the standards. "Our gifted education experts are poised to be in a really good position to join this conversation," said Sally C. Krisel, director of innovative and advanced programs at the Hall County school district in Gainesville, Ga. "Now's an opportunity for us to sit down with our colleagues and say, 'Here's how we use interest-based instruction to engage these kids long enough to master the standards,' " she said.

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