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Acceleration Victory in Colorado
Colorado advocates scored a victory in a new state law that requires school districts to review academic acceleration policies. This bipartisan effort brings to the forefront the importance of the full range of acceleration options for our gifted and high-ability learners.
Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
President Blanche Kapushion said, "Academic acceleration is critical for gifted learners. The magic, the love of learning and the level of engagement are exponentially increased for gifted learners when they are provided the opportunity to experience rigorous concepts and problems, higher levels of content and questioning, and quicker pace of instruction with students who are like them. Imagination, creativity and the flow of ideas electrify learning environments when acceleration practices are incorporated by teachers who understand the need and possibilities that will come from implementing them."
Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed HB 1023 into law in March 2013.
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