At Highline Big Picture High School in Burien, Washington, outside Seattle, kids go to school three days a week. On the other two days, students have real-world experiences called LTIs (Learning Through Internship) in which they delve into a subject of their choosing. Jeff Petty, principal at Highline Big Picture, says the goal of the school is to get every child ready for college. That’s a big... job, considering that almost all his students are below grade level. Seventy-nine percent of Highline’s students are on free and reduced lunch, and 40 percent have individual education plans (IEPs).
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However, let’s not forget that Jared Loughner, accused of shooting U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords and 18 others, said on his MySpace page that his favorite interest was reading and that he studied grammar. This isn’t surprising. If you’ve ever dealt with hard-core grammarians, you know these people are prepared to kill.
The study backed up the scientists' hunch that Ubehebe Crater was a relative newborn. Rather than being several thousand years old, it and nearby smaller craters appear to have been the result of a series of explosions, the largest and most recent of which was 800 years ago.
There are an estimated 72,000 exceptionally gifted kids between the ages of five and 18 in the United States, and almost all attend public schools. What those schools offer - skipping a grade or two, or circumscribed "enrichment programs" - are useless to them. The American educational system is predicated on a conviction that age-peer socialization is developmentally indispensable, radical... acceleration is destructive, and tedium is benign. No federal legislation mandates programs for gifted students. Only six states both require and fully fund gifted education programs, and none of those programs focus on the exceptionally gifted. It is practically impossible for an exceptionally gifted American kid to find a public program that will take him or her from elementary school to college. The number of public K-12 schools for exceptionally gifted kids in the United States is one.
God is big enough to reveal himself as he chooses. I have heard and seen God in print, in music, and in film — from both Christian and non-Christian sources. I have heard preachers and atheists teach powerful spiritual truths. I have seen God dwelling amongst the dirtiest of slums and the most decorated of sanctuaries. He is heard and seen however and wherever He chooses to make Himself known.