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Newspaper articles about gifted classes in Peel

For the full text of "Board goes ahead with cancellation" The Brampton Guardian, Friday, June 23, 2006 CLICK HERE

For the full text of "Keep challenging our best students" The Brampton Guardian, Sunday, June 25, 2006 CLICK HERE  

"Spots for gifted kids in Peel create rift"; [MET Edition], Tess Kalinowski. Toronto Star. Toronto, Ont.: May 10, 2006. pg. B.0

Abstract (Document Summary)

Studies show a disproportionate number of boys are identified as gifted. That's because gifted boys tend to act out in class, where girls learn how to fit in at an early age. The association reckons about 550 gifted girls are in the Peel board that haven't been identified.[Peel] board Chair Janet McDougald said the class closures represent a little more than half of a 200-space ...

For the full text of "Parents want classes kept for gifted kids" The Brampton Guardian, May 26, 2006 CLICK HERE  

For the full text of "ABC says bright students being passed over at board" by Roger Belgrave The Brampton Guardian, May 19, 2006 CLICK HERE  

For the full text of "Parents ask board not to slash gifted programs" article Caledon Citizen, May 17, 2006 CLICK HERE  

For the full text of "School is for all" Editorial" The Brampton Guardian, May 19, 2006 CLICK HERE  

Excerpt of article "Gifted children not being identified, parents say" from The Mississauga News website, (Torstar Network, May 10, 2006)

"Parents of intellectually gifted students are asking the Peel public board to re-examine its practices for testing and placing children in classes specially designed to meet their needs.

The number of students attending such classes is falling even though overall enrolment is growing rapidly, say the members of the Peel chapter of the Association for Bright Children.

The board had 706 students placed in gifted classes this year, 50 more students than last year, but only 591 are expected next year. At the same time, the school board projects it will have 2,753 more students enrolled in elementary schools next year."

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