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GTA Releases Background Materials in Preparation for GT Forum

posted Mar 16, 2012, 7:48 PM by GTA Administrator   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 4:14 AM ]
The Gifted and Talented Association of Montgomery County has released a white paper entitled "Questions for Montgomery County Education Decisionmakers" in preparation for the upcoming March 22 Superintendent's Community Forum on Gifted Education.

The paper poses six questions to MCPS educators and concludes with a Call to Action:

Decades of research and experience have demonstrated that gifted and talented students need educational
services that go beyond what is normally provided in the regular school program in order to be appropriately
challenged and develop their full potential.

Gifted and talented students, like all students, need to be challenged and need to learn something new every
day if they are to reach their full potential. This is a legal requirement as well as a moral imperative for
public schools in Montgomery County and in Maryland.

You can read the entire document -- and download a PDF version -- at Questions for Montgomery County Education Decision Makers.

GTA has also posted Recommended Research to help inform Thursday's discussion.