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  Donna Y Ford, PhD

#EQUITY Join me in making a difference in the lives of Black and Hispanic students!!

One pervasive educational issue is the national underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic/Latino students in gifted education. Virtually every school district is grappling with having too few students from these groups identified as gifted.


"Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education" addresses this long-standing national problem through the dual lens of recruitment and retention. The focus is on how to equitably recruit (screen, refer, and/or assess) culturally different students and, just as importantly, to retain them. Recruitment and retention require providing academic, cultural, and social supports to culturally different students and ensuring that educators are willing and able to address issues and barriers. No time is better than now to address and correct the underachievement albatross, and the focus on recruitment and retention holds the greatest promise!

Strategies, Case Studies, & Resources to Eliminate the  

Under-Representation of Black and Hispanic/Latino Students Students in Gifted Education and Advanced Placement Classes!!


2014 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Literature -- Instruction!!

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