This information was produced by the staff of the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (B-BC) at the University of Iowa (belinblank.org). The resources and information listed here are for informational purposes; there is no direct or implied endorsement by the B-BC. Services provided by the B-BC include programs for academically talented K-12 and college students, professional development for teachers, the Assessment and Counseling Clinic, the Acceleration Institute (accelerationinstitute.org), and graduate programs and research in gifted education.

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I almost bought the myth of acceleration being harmful to social growth. As it turns out, it was a most positive surge developmentally.

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Acceleration has gone off without a hitch and is probably the best thing we ever did for him.

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I only wished that every teacher and principal would have to read [A Nation Deceived] as part of their training. I think it would open their eyes to what is missing for gifted children.

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My daughter’s school brought up the idea of her skipping a grade. We were reluctant to the idea at first but after reading A Nation Deceived, we made the choice to have her skip 5th grade. She has excelled beyond our expectations!

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