The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University recognizes the unique needs of gifted and talented students and provides advanced learning opportunities that foster their intellectual and social development.

At In the Know, you’ll find articles discussing the practical issues that parents of gifted children often face, including how to advocate for your child, weigh different educational options, evaluate best practices, and address common social and emotional needs. Educators of gifted and talented students will also find these articles helpful when serving these students.

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Nurturing Critical Thinking

By the Duke Talent Identification Program Each day hundreds of thoughts go through our heads. Some are simple questions like “How can I turn those

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What Is Critical Thinking?

By the Duke Talent Identification Program Critical thinking is a skill that focuses on using logic and analysis—and not just memorized facts—to answer questions and

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Nurturing Verbal Talent

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program My son always receives A’s on his spelling tests. My daughter loves to write and tell stories. Are

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Fifth-Grade Underachievement

By the Duke University Talent Identification Program Parent Question: I have a fifth-grade daughter who until recently was an A/B student. She has always scored

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