After dealing with a public school nightmare this spring, I am wondering what other people have experienced in this area.
My son (11 and just starting to come into his own) is "talented and gifted" according to the terminology of our school district, but he goes to a school where 25% (!!!) of students have this designation. So something is wrong right there...but this district (BVSD) has one solution: skip ahead a grade level in a subject if and only if the student gets all "A's."
What are other districts doing that REALLY addresses the different needs of gifted kids?
Any districts NOT warehousing smart kids? Our state (CO) mandates individual learning plans for every child with a TAG designation, but our district does not comply. Any districts in Colorado, or other states where ALP's are done? Is it effective?
Education for the one end of the spectrum seems to be where education for the other end was 20 years ago.
Nightmares or success stories out there?
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