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From Berkeley to Watts, and Back Again

A young teacher’s journey It always starts with one teacher, and one or two students. More than 20 years ago, a middle school math teacher in California’s Central Valley saw great academic promise in one of her students, and thought he’d be a good fit at a summer acdemic program for gifted students at the […]

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What’s at Stake

What’s at Stake Ryan Maquinana, 04.20.09 On the way home from work today, I took the same route I always do, which is down S. Central Avenue toward the 105 West. If any of you have taken this road to the freeway, you’ve probably seen the middle-aged couple selling mangoes and flowers across the street […]

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Reading Recs: Ages 13 to 18

The comments below are from ATDP members and other readers, or excerpted from an online source. Please check your local and/or and school library before you run out (or go online) to purchase tons of books. ~ Nina Fiction Ender’s Game (series) by Orson Scott Card More than decade or so ago, Professor Frank Worrell, […]

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Reading Recs: Ages 8 to 12

Here are some books we recommend to you in order to demonstrate the topics and kinds of books that are the best fit, in general, for children from ages 8 to 12 years. The comments below are from ATDP members, other readers, or excerpted from Barnes & Noble online. Please check your local library and […]

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Reading Recs: Pre-School to Age 7

Here are some books we recommend to you in order to demonstrate the topics and kinds of books that are the best fit, in general, for children from pre-school age to 7 years. The comments below are from ATDP members, other readers, or excerpted from Barnes & Noble on-line. Please check your local library and […]

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Nina’s Reading Recommendations (continued…)

Since parents are not only the first teachers, but are also the ones who coach and coordinate their children’s learning from birth through (at least) the beginning of the university years, we hope to provide a framework for parents and their children to think broadly—to see how themes develop over time and become increasingly complex […]

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Nina’s Reading Recommendations

     We want to share a few of our favorite book titles with you. They are roughly organized by grade levels Pre-K to entering college. I have also included some links that you might find useful. All, including some of the very long lists, are intended to provide parents and students with an introduction to […]

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“Every Child’s Right” — An Insider’s Review

Dear ATDP student, parent or friend, If you are a student—whether still in high school, college or grad school—you’re surely looking forward to your life ahead, and the possible careers you might engage in given your skills, talents and interests. As you’ve been an ATDP student, I like to think that your experience with us […]

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Giving to ATDP

ATDP supporter Joyce Ng and her neighbors exchange dog-walking duties when they go on vacation and donate to ATDP the funds they would otherwise have paid a dog walker. It has come to hundreds of dollars over the years—and is also part of the reason that Joyce and her neighbors are so aerobically fit! As […]

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