Jonanne - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is now in 2nd grade. She was tested in 1st grade only because I insisted and was identified as gifted, but it doesn't mean anything because there are no resources for her in our school system. Our system does what it has to to meet state requirements, which aren't much, and nothing more. We did move her to a new elementary school that is higher performing and better differential teaching methods.. I am a teacher in the same system (band director) and am politicking for a gifted program. Giftedness falls under special ed here and I was told I could meet her needs outside of school with enrichment. Gifted kids are so misunderstood here! Any suggestions on how to successfully get a gifted program started?