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The publishers of 2e Newsletter took a field trip to New York to profile two schools for twice-exceptional students and to attend a conference on twice-exceptional education. So our “theme” for this issue is “2e in New York.” Set those words to the melody of “April in Paris” and read on…
Our visit means that in this issue you’ll read about The Lang School, begun in Manhattan in 2010 as one of the first schools serving the twice-exceptional. You’ll also read some of our coverage of the second annual “Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education” conference, organized by Kim Busi, founder of QuadPrep, the second school in Manhattan to serve 2e students. (A profile of QuadPrep will be in a future issue to allow Kim and company to welcome a new head of school and to move their campus to a larger location. Additional coverage of the Breakthrough conference sessions will also appear later.)
In other features, you’ll find an interview with M. René Islas, Executive Director of the National Association for Gifted Children for the past year. He discusses recent and upcoming focuses of the organization, including an emphasis on involving parents of gifted children.
If you’re thinking of providing a summer camp or summer program experience for that 2e kiddo you know, check out our updated annual summer camp roundup. And find out about the importance of talent development in our regular column from the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development.
Along with Bob Seney’s column on Books and Dear Dr. Sylvia, you’ll find a new twist on our occasional Parent’s Perspective column. This time the column features responses from a number of parents to one question: What’s the best thing you’ve ever done for your twice-exceptional child? (If you didn’t contribute this time, feel free to email us with your contribution for a future issue.)
We hope you enjoy this issue and thank you for subscribing!
— Linda C. Neumann and J. Mark Bade