State Policy

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  • Notes from the Field

    Mathematically gifted students with sufficient motivation appear to be able to learn mathematics much faster than students proceeding through the curriculum at a normal pace, with no harm to their learning, and should be allowed to do so.

    National Mathematics Advisory Panel (2008)


    Voices of Acceleration

    …with our second child starting school, we could no longer afford the private school and decided to send our children to our local public school. They do not offer acceleration of any kind. We met with strong resistance from both the teacher and principal. It is just "not something they do.’…my daughter essentially repeated the first grade material last year and is losing interest in school. More…

    Parent in New York