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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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3.1.4 Equity and excellence in gifted education: Meeting the needs of underserved learners

Giftedness exists in all populations of students, regardless of cultural, linguistic, or economic differences. Bright students who are economically disadvantaged, from minority backgrounds, or who are learning English as a second language are often overlooked, unidentified, and do not receive appropriate programming and services to help them reach their potential.


April Wells
School District U-46
United States

April Wells is the Coordinator for Gifted in Illinois School District U-46. April serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, has presented for the National Association for Gifted Children and the College of William and Mary Center for Gifted Education. Interests focus on equity pedagogy, developing gifted continuum of services that allow students to maximize their pursuits. April has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from DePaul University, a master’s in Teaching and a master’s Administration and Supervision from National Louis University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


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