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06 Aug 4 Easy Tips to Prepare for Heading Back to School

By Amber McClarin, IEA Enrollment Coordinator  The nation's children are headed back into the classroom as the 2019-2020 school year gets underway! New beginnings can be a grab bag of emotions. Excitement, fear, anticipation - going back to school is not for the faint of heart....

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02 Jan IEA 2017 Highlights

by Niña Abonal, Senior Program Coordinator To celebrate the beginning of a new year, we wanted to take a look back at some noteworthy moments from 2017! IEA has expanded and bought a house! Through the generosity of our donors, IEA was able to purchase a beautiful craftsman...

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pipeline

03 Oct Alumni Interview: IEA’s Pipeline Program

Pipeline to Success was a pilot program developed by IEA in partnership with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and Avery Dennison Foundation. Designed specifically to serve highly able, underserved youth in PUSD, the program ran from 1999 to 2010. The program provided gifted middle and...

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IEA Alumni

05 Sep How IEA Shaped My Life

By Byron Lichtenstein - CDB Scholar, Yunasa Camper,  Apprentice, IEA Board Member My relationship with IEA began in 2002 when I was a seventh grader. I grew up the product of 40-student classrooms and overworked teachers in a large California public school system. At age 7,...

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giving thanks

22 Nov Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we would like to take a few minutes to give thanks to our IEA community. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who devote their time and resources to help IEA run smoothly. From organizing files in the office...

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29 Sep Advocacy and the Gifted Teenager

By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. She joined IEA after teaching high school mathematics in Los Angeles. Her dedication to supporting high-potential students is rooted in her own experiences as a student who struggled to find outlets that nurtured her intellectual and social...

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29 Sep Advocacy and the Gifted Teenager

By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. She joined IEA after teaching high school mathematics in Los Angeles. Her dedication to supporting high-potential students is rooted in her own experiences as a student who struggled to find outlets that nurtured her intellectual and social...

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16 Sep Small Steps

Last week, IEA’s staff members met for a two-day retreat. The retreat was filled with fun, laughter, and collaboration as we participated in teambuilding activities, discussed our programs and the organization, and planned for the coming year. To start the retreat, each team member shared...

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16 Sep Small Steps

Last week, IEA’s staff members met for a two-day retreat. The retreat was filled with fun, laughter, and collaboration as we participated in teambuilding activities, discussed our programs and the organization, and planned for the coming year. To start the retreat, each team member shared...

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08 Jul Preparing for High School

By Lauren F. Lauren is a 2012 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and a rising high school sophomore attending a boarding school in Connecticut. She recently shared with us what she thinks incoming freshmen should know to help them prepare to enter high school. Here are her...

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08 Jul Preparing for High School

By Lauren F. Lauren is a 2012 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and a rising high school sophomore attending a boarding school in Connecticut. She recently shared with us what she thinks incoming freshmen should know to help them prepare to enter high school. Here are her...

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08 Jul Preparing for High School

By Lauren F. Lauren is a 2012 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar and a rising high school sophomore attending a boarding school in Connecticut. She recently shared with us what she thinks incoming freshmen should know to help them prepare to enter high school. Here are her...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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28 Jan My Passion for Learning

By Min-Ling Li, IEA Program Coordinator Growing up alongside my older sister and younger brother, I knew I was different from other kids. They played and studied with a little bit of a carefree nature, whereas I was almost always overly inquisitive, constantly asking “why?” and...

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24 Sep Doing Homework the Wrong Way

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. There is a right way to approach your school work and a wrong way. The right way is to plan ahead, break the project down into manageable pieces, allow enough...

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23 Jul Motivating Without Grades

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. My oldest son didn’t get his first letter grade until he was a senior in high school. His elementary and middle schools did not give grades. In high school, the...

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26 Mar Parental Expectations

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. When my sons were in elementary school, I argued with the teachers every year to get them the instruction that they needed. When they reached middle school, I found the...

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19 Feb Perfectionism and the Gifted

By Kate Williams Perfectionism is a quality that I struggle with first hand. Even as an adult, I find myself obsessing over errors in my weekend softball games and silently competing with the runner on the next treadmill at the gym. As a child, I would...

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29 Aug Fostering Resilience in Gifted Children

By Lisa Hartwig Lisa is the mother of 3 gifted children and lives outside of San Francisco. “Raising Successful Children”—who could resist that title? I immediately began to asses my parenting skills after I saw Madeline Levine’s opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times. According to...

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