Americans Win Gold at Math Olympiad – by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

While everyone is fixated on the Rio Olympics and the impressive start that U.S. athletes have made there, it’s worth a brief detour to the results of another summer competition—this one in Hong Kong—in which the American team dominated: the International Math Olympiad (IMO) for high-school students. More than one hundred countries fielded teams at this year’s fifty-seventh ann...

Gifted Education Faces “Clear and Present” Problems – by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

The Institute for Educational Advancement recently completed an elaborate survey of public views toward many aspects of the education of gifted children and the results are enlightening, sobering—and complicated. Authored by Institute president Betsy Jones and Institute fellow Shelagh Gallagher, the report is aimed partly at advocates within the field of gifted-and-talented ed...