October 18th, 2017

Two Advanced Learning Bills are Before the MA State Legislature

Please contact State Senator Pat Jehlen to express your support for two bills, H.2050 and H.2051, on advanced learning. To reach the senator:

Web form: http://www.patjehlen.org/contact Email: Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov Phone: 617-722-1578

More details:

As you know, MA doesn’t currently have a state mandate for its schools to provide advanced learning interventions of any kind, […]

September 26th, 2017

45-Year Longitudinal Study Tracks Lifetime Outcomes for Advanced Math Learners

Business Insider’s Chris Weller reports on a recently released short documentary called Quick Learners; High Achievers: Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth. The documentary, is produced and edited by Lyle Jackson, written by Jack Isenhour, and narrated by Andre Braugher, all of whom are past Emmy Award winners. The film looks at a 45-year longitudinal study […]

September 21st, 2015

Parent Advisory Meetings for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 school year will be a very important year to attend CALA meetings and to show your interest in advanced learning in the Cambridge Public Schools for a number of reasons:

It is an election year – we want the School Committee to include advanced learning on their list of important issues in the […]

June 18th, 2013

Socioeconomic Status, Tracking, and Gifted Education

In this Huff Post blog article titled: “Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate “Tracking” With “Gifted and Talented” for All” by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr. and Darrick Hamilton look at the interaction of race, class, tracking, and gifted education. Here’s an excerpt:

“On the surface, examples like […]