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A Nation Empowered, Volume 1

Volume 1 summarizes the research on acceleration and features stories of accelerated students and their families. Ideal for administrators, parents, and others who need a brief, clear introduction to acceleration. 73 pages.

Volume 2 is a thorough investigation of what we have learned from over 50 years of educational research on acceleration and gifted students. Eighteen chapters provide an in-depth, wide-ranging look at this underused intervention. Recommended for educators, parents, researchers, and anyone looking for specific information on acceleration's effectiveness. 282 pages.

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