Expanding Gifted Research to Underserved Students

Certain populations of gifted and twice-exceptional students historically have been under-identified and underrepresented. Given the recent increased focus on systemic inequalities, taking a fresh look at education — specifically how we identify these students — perhaps has never been more relevant.

The National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE), part of the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, recently was awarded five years of funding to expand its research in identifying and serving gifted and talented students who have been traditionally underserved. This population includes “students from economically under-resourced schools such as those in rural areas as well as large urban areas with popul...


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About Stuart Matranga

Stuart Matranga is an author and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Maxim, and other magazines. As a teacher, he specializes in students who are reluctant readers. Stuart has extensive experience teaching and working with twice-exceptional students.