Usher-Collier Elementary Teacher Named National Scholar for Gifted Education

Asiaa Karriem has the ability to see the untapped potential in children from socio-economically challenged communities. As such, her being honored by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recently should come as no surprise. Karriem, a gifted teacher at Usher-Collier Elementary School, was named a Javits-Frasier Scholar by the NAGC. The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program... Continue Reading →

Another Successful Xanadu Summer Program Concludes

Summertime in Atlanta brings two things for certain:  hot weather and Xanadu in Atlanta Public Schools. The annual summer enrichment program, sponsored by the district’s Office of Gifted and Talented Education, has been a staple in the district for more than 20 years. The four-week initiative, for rising first graders through 12th graders, provides students... Continue Reading →


By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

Engage: Maximizing your gifted student’s potential

The APS Office of Gifted and Talented Education’s Parent University is hosting an event called “Engage:  Maximizing your gifted student's potential” that provides parents an opportunity to select sessions of interest to help deepen their understanding of the unique academic, social and emotional needs of gifted learners.March 20, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm Slater Elementary... Continue Reading →

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