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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Featured Resource, Throwback Thursday

TBT | Belin-Blank Center Releases ‘A Nation Empowered’

TBT | Belin-Blank Center Releases ‘A Nation Empowered’

A Nation Empowered, released in April 2015, is the long-awaited follow-up report documenting the research-based impact of acceleration on gifted youth. If you are in need of tools to help you advocate for learning interventions, include this report in your preparations.

This is another Throwback Thursday post from our prior website. For more on acceleration as a learning intervention for gifted youth, visit our Resources.

A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students


ne-cover-vol-1-fullIt’s been 10 years since the Acceleration Institute at the University of Iowa’s Department of Education released it’s ground-breaking report, A Nation Deceived, which shed light on the disparities between research, practices, and prevailing attitudes about acceleration for high-ability students.


A Nation Empowered, an evidence-based follow-up documenting the impact of acceleration practices, arrived in Spring 2015 and is available online.

nd_v1Related Resources

  • Creativity Post interviewed the authors, who discuss key findings.
  • Not familiar with A Nation Deceived? Download the summary or full report editions (.pdf) , or view comments that were collected since its original release in 2005.