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Gifted & Creative Education: Developing Talents of Children in Schools (March 2018): Conclusion

By Stephen T. Schroth and Kimberly McCormick


For nearly a century, interest in gifted and creative children, and the best ways to educate them, have created a rich and diverse body of work that explores various issues related to these topics. Recently, federal changes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have made gifted children a category, and as a result states may require local districts to report the yearly progress of these students. Interest in developing children’s critical and creative thinking skills has also spread, as colleges, universities, and employers have expressed a need for these competencies in their students and employees. As a result, the relevance and importance of work related to gifted and creative education should continue to grow.