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Summit on gifted education planned in Arlington Heights

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Six Northwest suburban school districts will gather for a summit on gifted education Thursday, April 7, at South Middle School, 400 S. Highland Ave., Arlington Heights.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a fair showcasing gifted programs.

Carolyn Callahan, director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Virginia, will speak at 7 p.m.

A panel discussion moderated by Max McGee, president of the Illinois Math & Science Academy, will follow at 7:30 p.m., and then a joint workshop of the school boards will start at 8:30 p.m.

The school boards involved are Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

The public is welcome to attend.

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