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Getting Restless At The Head Of The Class

 


They read a book quietly under their desks, pester the teacher for extra credit, or, perhaps, they simply check out and act up.

Every classroom has a few overachievers who perform above their grade level and don't feel challenged by the status quo. A new report suggests they are surprisingly common — in some cases, nearly half of all students in a given grade.

"The start of this was a little embarrassing," says Matthew Makel, who researches academically gifted children for Duke University's Talent Identification Program.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/12/491092575/getting-restless-at-the-head-of-the-class

 

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