Notes from the Field
Educational acceleration is one of the cornerstones of exemplary gifted education practices, with more research supporting this intervention than any other in the literature on gifted individuals. The practice of educational acceleration has long been used to match high level student general ability and specific talent with optimal learning opportunities.
Voices of Acceleration
I recommend asking the school for a small step first, the way our teacher recommended, to ease your school into the idea of "breaking the rules" for your child. Schools HATE breaking rules, in general. If you can keep that in mind and kind of soothe them as you still do what is best for your child, you might have an easier time. More…
Mom in St. Joseph, MO