Is dual enrollment worth it for gifted children?

Dual enrollment programs are all the rage in education now. With dual enrollment, high school (and even middle school) students take college courses (most often community college courses) and receive both college credit and credit toward their high school diploma. In many cases, kids graduate with both a diploma and an Associate's Degree. Dual enrollment … Continue reading Is dual enrollment worth it for gifted children?

New York City is looking at scrapping its gifted and talented programs

New York City has become the poster child for how identity politics is counterproductive in government, but this insanity is impressive even for Comrade DeBlasio. Yesterday it was announced that Bill DeBlasio's diversity panel recommended New York schools end their gifted and talented programs, as (non-Asian) minorities are dramatically underrepresented in them. Civil rights activists … Continue reading New York City is looking at scrapping its gifted and talented programs

Modeling Being a Lifelong Learner for Your Children

In chatting with other parents, I often feel like we are the only household on Earth for whom "screen time" is not a major source of conflict. This is incredibly ironic, too, because we work in the tech industry. "No, we do not arbitrarily restrict our daughter's access to devices," I explain. My interlocutors clutch … Continue reading Modeling Being a Lifelong Learner for Your Children

Why Are Homeschooled Children So Advanced Relative to Their Peers?

It is a common gripe among homeschooling families that they frequently encounter other parents (or folks within their communities) who try to shame them for “pushing their children too hard.” These folks are generally responding to the differences in speech, demeanor, and general knowledge they see when homeschooled children interact with peers that have been … Continue reading Why Are Homeschooled Children So Advanced Relative to Their Peers?