recommended reading

The following books, articles and videos have been recommended by parents and KPGT board members. If you have recommendations, please send us an email.


  • A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students. This report highlights disparities between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research. Click here to download a free copy or order a print copy.
  • A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps The Excuses Holding Back America's Brightest Students. The ten-year follow-up to A Nation Deceived. Click here to download a free copy or order a print copy.
  • TAGT suggested reading list for parents
  • TAGT suggested reading list for educators


  • "The Trouble With Bright Girls," at Psychology Today. Insightful information for parents of GT girls.
  • A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 high school students for 2 days. " I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!" Read the article here.
  • "Zombie Nation": An article about the importance of sleep and how to get more of it from Lisa Van Gemert. Download PDF.
  • "Rigor Redefined" In this excellent article, Tony Wagner finds that "even our best schools are failing to prepare students for 21st-century careers and citizenship." Read here.