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A Nation Empowered (2015)

A Nation Empowered is the 10-year follow-up to A Nation Deceived. With updated research, new case studies, and an emphasis on applying what we have learned in today's classrooms, A Nation Empowered provides a wealth of knowledge for understanding and working with academically talented youth.

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A Nation Deceived (2004)

A Nation Deceived highlights disparities between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research.

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