Dear Phillip

Dear Phillip June 2018 Phillip Meng, a high school rising senior and winner of the prestigious Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Scholarship, is one of only four in the nation. The scholarship comes with a full ride for four years to the college of his choice. ...

Negotiations: Let’s Make a Deal

Negotiations:  Let’s Make a Deal It wasn’t until I had a class of twenty-four gifted children in front of me to live with – for a whole school year – that I realized that “negotiating” was so much a part of a LOT of gifted children. I’d been a teacher in...

Slingshot: A Long Look Back

Slingshot: A Long Look Back to Propel Foreword Progress By Charlotte A. Akin athreeleggedstool.com The Washington Coalition for Gifted Education has historically worked on advocacy for gifted children in Washington State. The National Association for Gifted Children...

Transportation and Equity Matters

When advocating in my school district for a program for gifted children, I really didn’t give transportation much thought. I was a teacher. Buses brought kids to school and took them home. A few times each year we used buses for field trips. Then I began piloting a...

A Three-Legged Stool for Gifted Kids

 Mathematicians tell us that a triangle forms a very stable stable shape, so engineers design structures using three-sided elements to hold heavy loads. In mathematics, three points describe a plane and this plane, when placed on three legs, becomes a platform that is...