Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Smartest Students are Stranded at the top"

From a Denver Post article ...

"The inequity in state funding for special needs students is enormous. Colorado spent 34 times as much on special education students as it did on gifted students in 2008-2009. The state spent $8.2 million on gifted education - compared to $20 million on English language learners and a colossal $278.2 million on special education, says the Colorado Department of Education.

The myth that gifted students 'will do just fine' without special services puts these children at risk academically, socially and emotionally.

Gifted students need to know we value their differences and take pride in their intellect...."

This was from an article back in August but relevant given the proposed changes to bus services for HGT students by DPS Click here for the article.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Denver Public School - GT in the News

Applications surge for Highly Gifted Programs - article published on Education News Colorado at


Ethnic Imbalances Persist - article published on Education News Colorado at


DPS Board considers proposal to cut all HGT bus services in Denver -

Click here for Denver Post article and here's the presentation to the DPS Board discussing how to cut bus services for HGT/GT students across magnet programs in Denver.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Advanced Learning Plans - November 17

Want to know more about Advanced Learning Plans?

DAGT are holding an Information Night on ALPs.

Barb Neyrinck, Roberta Makeley, Rebecca McKinney and Laurie Eaton from the DPS GT Department will be presenting and answering questions.

Join us at Cory Elementary, 1550 S.Steele Street, Denver on Wednesday, November 17 at 6.30pm

Bring your Questions! Learn about ALPs!

Monday, October 4, 2010

CAGT Parent Institute is around the corner!

"Ignite the Passion in Your Child and Yourself" at the Parent Institute this year!

Monday, October 18 at 5pm for Reception and 6pm for Dinner at the DTC Marriott. CAGT's annual Parent Institute is one of the best opportunities to hear from leading speakers in giftedness.

Raising a gifted child can be difficult and tiring so come along to parent institute for insight! To learn more go to