Category Archives: MPS

Minneapolis School Board Candidate Questions

NOTE: Minneapolis – PAALS sent out a questionnaire to all MPS School Board Candidates on the ballot in 2018. This was formatted similarly to the candidate questionnaire sent to candidates in 2014. Kimberly Caprini was the only candidate who responded to … Continue reading

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November 12 – 1st Chapter Meeting!

MCGT Minneapolis – PAALs chapter meeting and presentation by Wendi Schirvar – “Bringing the F-U….N Back Into Parenting” Join us for our first chapter meeting of the school year! MCGT Minneapolis – PAALs will provide updates and announcements, and then … Continue reading

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Chapter Meeting Jan 28, 9:30-11:00 am: 2E Movie

Join us for the January MPLS Chapter Meeting January, 29, 2017, 9:30-11:00 am, Nellie Stone Johnson Meeting Room, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Agenda: Review of chapter mission Update on parent groups and state legislative activity Watch … Continue reading

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MPS Advanced Learner Program and Self-Advocacy: How to get your child the help they need

MPS Advanced Learner Program and Self-Advocacy: How to get your child the help they need Join us for the first MPLS chapter meeting of the 2016-17 school year. Saturday, September 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis, … Continue reading

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Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS)/Center for Talen Development (CTD) will be giving four presentations in the Twin Cities area the week of October 26, 2015

Tammie Stewart from the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS)/Center for Talent Development (CTD) will be giving four presentations in the Twin Cities area.  Tammie is the Outreach Manager for the CTD at Northwestern University. Tammie will provide information … Continue reading

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MINNESOTA COUNCIL FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED Gifted 101 Mini-Conference

Gifted 101 Mini-Conference SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m Edina Community Center 5701 Normandale Road, Edina, MN 55424 Register here: http://mcgt.net/gifted-101-mini-conference Parenting gifted children often presents unique challenges. Frequently, social/emotional issues intertwine with educational issues. So then, what … Continue reading

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Chapter Meeting: Summer Activities for GT Kids, Feb 25, 6:30 p.m.

Join us Wednesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hosmer Library to find out about GT summer fun and learning. Karl Bunday, Interim Vice President and Publicity Director for MCGT, will share his extensive knowledge of state, national and international summer programs … Continue reading

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How some of America’s most gifted kids wind up in prison

Interesting article on what could happen when gifted kids’ needs aren’t met: http://qz.com/317309/how-some-of-americas-most-gifted-kids-wind-up-in-prison/

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Why math might be the secret to school success

Fascinating story about the outcomes of students in Building Blocks program, which emphasizes math. They found that early math proficiency was a better indicator of graduation than reading. Here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/12/09/367814446/why-math-might-be-the-secret-to-school-success

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MEGT Fall Newsletter link

The Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented fall newsletter is available here. Several interesting articles that may be of interest to parents: Total School Cluster Grouping: Practical Application with a Research Base Perfectionism: What is a teacher to do? The … Continue reading

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