Hello, Educators Guild Members!
Now that Spring semester is underway, you are probably thinking of ways to continuously improve student achievement. One cost effective option you may want to consider is ability grouping, also referred to as clustering. According to Best practices of schools that nurture excellence, “ability grouping involves providing instruction to select groups of students with similar abilities. This approach sometimes is rejected as contrary to mainstreaming and the idea of "least restrictive environment." This should be clarified, because ability grouping does not restrict any individual based on disability and, in fact, provides a less restrictive environment for high-achievers.”
While there is a lot of opposition to ability grouping, research shows this option is beneficial for gifted students. For more information regarding the benefits, here are some links:
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Davidson Institute Updates
2010 THINK Summer Institute Applications Available
Next application deadline February 24, 2010
To download an application or to learn more about THINK, please click here.
Davidson Young Scholar Applications Available
If you would like to learn more about the Young Scholars Program, or if you would like to download an application, click here.
2010 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Applications Available
Applications due March 3, 2010
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Davidson Academy of Nevada 2010-2011 School Year
Extended application deadline: May 21
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