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Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children in K-12 education who have been identified as gifted or talented. Youths are usually identified as gifted by placing highly on certain standardized tests. Because gifted and/or talented youth are so perceptually and intellectually above the mean, it is appropriate to pace their lessons more aggressively, track them into honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate courses, or otherwise provide educational enrichment.
Unfortunately, the needs of many gifted students are still neglected, as schools tend to place more emphasis on improving education for the youths on the other side of the spectrum. This may be an unintended consequence of the development of disability rights litigation, which some pundits argue has led to the disabled receiving more resources than the more-than-abled. See Special education. As of 2002, only 37 US states have laws requiring that some services be made available for the gifted. Of these, approximately 28 require that the services must be adequate to meet to the educational needs of every gifted student. There are no federal laws with respect to gifted education.
Gifted and talented programs
- Education Program for Gifted Youth , Stanford University []
- North Hollywood High School Highly Gifted Magnet , North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
- The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented , a joint project of the University of Connecticut, University of Virginia, and Yale University
- Center for Talent Development , Northwestern University 
- Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development 
- Center for Gifted Education, College of William & Mary
- Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, Mary Baldwin College
- Ignite programme, Department of Education and Children's Services
England & Wales
Fictional gifted programs
- Helping Your Highly Gifted Child. ERIC Digest.
- Blending Gifted Education and School Reform. ERIC Digest.
- Know Your Legal Rights in Gifted Education. ERIC Digest.
- State Gifted and Talented Definitions. ECS Information Clearinghouse.
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