Although less common than it was decades ago, grade skipping still occasionally occurs in schools today. And research has consistently shown for decades that allowing students to skip grades can lead to numerous benefits for both the student and for society. One recent study analyzed the long-term occupational outcomes of three cohorts of students who had skipped grades compared to similar students who had not skipped a grade. Those who skipped a grade were more likely to subsequently earn … [Read more...] about Grade Skipping: Less School Can Mean More Learning
Our 15-year-old son, Tyler, was identified as highly gifted shortly before his fifth birthday. Since then he has attended both private and public schools in three different states. As parents, our biggest challenges have been selecting the right schools, ensuring proper placement, and obtaining needed support services for him. Tyler is now a well-rounded 10th-grade honor student and athlete. But we have faced obstacles along the way. … [Read more...] about Attaining Grade Advancement
Should gifted five-year-olds skip kindergarten and enter the first grade? Or can they benefit from developmental activities like storytelling, block building, painting, music, and finger plays in kindergarten? … [Read more...] about Go to the Head of the Class?