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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Ann – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
In classic Western movies, the good guy could be frequently identified by his trademark white Stetson hat, whereas the bad guy always wore black. James J. Gallagher wore many hats during his career that spanned over six decades; he too would be known as the "man in the white hat,"--trusted to do the right thing. From 1967 to 1970,…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Special Education
Renzulli, Joseph S.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Gubbins, E. Jean – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The passage of the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act in 1988 was truly a watershed moment in the field of gifted education. The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) represented one part of the overall agenda of research and services supported by the Javits Act. How the Javits Act came to be and the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academically Gifted, Educational History
Dove, Mary Jane; Pearson, L. Carolyn; Hooper, Herbert – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
The relationship between grade span configuration and academic achievement of 6th-grade students as measured by the Arkansas Benchmark Examination, which is the approved NCLB criterion-referenced annual assessment, was examined. The results of a one-between two-within analysis of variance for the 3-year state-wide study of 6th graders' combined…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Academic Achievement, Grade 6, Statistical Analysis