Friday, January 6, 2017

Justin Urbas - Should I grade-skip my gifted child?

The American school system puts students in grades based on age. However, for a large number of students, being with same-age peers in the classroom does not work.

A recent report from Johns Hopkins University shows that about two out of every seven children are ready for a higher-grade curriculum. These children are not learning something new each day, and are likely bored in class.

This has serious implications: Research has shown that greater intellectual stimulation is important for helping talented kids achieve their full potential.

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