Peace Builders

Working with extraordinary students is hardly new to me, but this summer was punctuated by the arrival of two boys I will call Daboud, a Palestinian from Gaza, and Ely, an Israeli.  Jerusalem Peace Builders is affiliated with a successful peace-building program once...

Gifted Advocacy at the School District Level

Advocacy seems to be happening year-round.  We had our Washington State Gifted Education Day at the State Capitol in January.  I was invited to NAGC’s Advocacy Conference in the other Washington in March – my introduction to advocacy at the national level.  In...

The Challenge of Equity for Gifted Children

This past week I finished meeting with four state legislators to talk about the barriers to equitable identification and services for gifted children.  It has been well documented that school districts miss identification of children in minority and poverty...