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    Yes, thanks for bringing BEAM to our attention. I notice it is a collaborative project with AoPS and quite a number of big players in STEM industry, education and nonprofits.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Rallying to Protect Admissions Standards in VA by Eagle Mum @ Today at 04:20 AM

    Thanks for the BEAM link. I agree with you. In this digital era, it should be possible to cater for every student in every school, to learn at the appropriate pace for them. DS didn’t want to travel hours per day to attend one of the top selective sc
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    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program also intended to help students maximize their education.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Rallying to Protect Admissions Standards in VA by pinewood1 @ 09/25/20 01:16 PM

    Trying to remedy inequality in STEM at that point is often too late; that's why BEAM exists. It provides math enrichment, support, and advising for low-income and underrepresented minority students so that they have the background to access better sc
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    DD's school is similar. Decades ago, mostly white, now about 80% Chinese, a few other asian groups and then white about 12%. Hunter, in NYC is about the same, Styvescant, where Harvard takes about 25 students out of 700, is about the same. All exa
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    Thank you for sharing another compelling article, Bostonian. If I understand correctly, there are groups both in favor of lottery-based admissions, and opposed to the lottery. Some want admissions to be based on merit, others on demographic quotas.
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    Jump to new posts Rallying to Protect Admissions Standards in VA by Bostonian @ 09/23/20 07:47 PM

    Rallying to Protect Admissions Standards at America’s Best Public High School by Asra Q. Nomani and Glenn Miller Quillette September 23, 2020 This week, a group of about 200 students, parents, alumni, and concerned local residents flooded the sidew
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    Originally Posted By: Kai"Critical" social justice "theory" has no room for individual difference when it comes to intelligence, nor does it place any stock in science. The only legitimate differences among people are the "approved" identities that
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    Jump to new posts Re: books for adults by indigo @ 09/22/20 08:43 AM

    An important slice of history: Color, Communism, and Common Sense (1958), is a crucial artifact. Written by a Black man, ex-Communist Manning Johnson, this book provides historical context, primary source documents, and insight as to the seeds sown
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    Originally Posted By: indigoYour Thoughts? Observations? Experiences? Among all the full range of diversity listed ("including race, culture, social class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, language, religion and their intersect
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    Maybe covid will push the development of customized education so that kids can work along their own educational speed and capacity. There are so many more options out there, coursera, Khan plus the expensive CTY and Stanford options. My kid has use
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by MumOfThree @ 09/21/20 08:04 PM

    Originally Posted By: aehBut they -were- comfortable in their own skin, which is a trait that has increasing social currency as one develops, and I think part of that comfort came from having their intellectual (and other) gifts accepted and allowed
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by aeh @ 09/21/20 07:02 PM

    From my observations of the types of individuals who comprise data points in the above-referenced research, I think one of the key contributions of radical acceleration in their generally positive life outcomes outside of academics and careers is tha
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by MumOfThree @ 09/21/20 04:48 PM

    Originally Posted By: Eagle MumI’d always thought that being a member of a band and/or orchestra was also socially advantageous. My experience watching my children (I am utterly unmusical myself) is that it is a wonderful social experience to pla
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    Jump to new posts Re: How to calculate GAI ? by indigo @ 09/21/20 12:39 PM

    For those still seeking information on the General Ability Index (GAI) and its components, these online documents may be of interest. Many families find the information on indexes and subtests at wrightslaw helpful: http://www.wrightslaw.com/advo
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by pinewood1 @ 09/21/20 09:25 AM

    At least in the US, music is pretty much neutral for your popularity. (I was another one of those kids who was hopeless at ball sports. There's basically nothing that can make up for that here.)
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    Jump to new posts Re: Thoughts on work of Drs E Frattura & C Capper? by Eagle Mum @ 09/21/20 07:09 AM

    I’m not familiar with the two authors, but note that you have included an excerpt about the declining PISA performance of Australian students, which some experts believe may be due, at least in part, to the under recognition and poor support for gift
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by Eagle Mum @ 09/21/20 03:52 AM

    Sports and dance are definitely the most popular activities over here, but I’d always thought that being a member of a band and/or orchestra was also socially advantageous. It is also my understanding that orchestral performances are physically deman
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    Jump to new posts Thoughts on work of Drs E Frattura & C Capper? by indigo @ 09/21/20 02:29 AM

    How familiar are you with the work of Dr Elise Frattura & Dr Collen Capper? Quick summary: Books/Publications/Services - 1-Leading for Social Justice: Transforming Schools for All Learners (2007) 2-Meeting the Needs of Students of All Abilities: L
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    Jump to new posts Re: The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right by MumOfThree @ 09/20/20 11:25 PM

    Originally Posted By: Eagle MumThe character portrayals in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ seem like a ‘tall poppy syndrome’ based attempt by the creators to reassure the rest of the population that those with intellectual gifts have matching deficits in other
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