Duke TIP Launches Free Online Newsletter for Parents of Gifted Youth

Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is now offering the Duke Gifted Letter online and without charge. The seven-year old publication has filled a need in the gifted field by providing timely and practical information for parents of academically gifted children.

"The goal of the Duke Gifted Letter is to provide engaging and authoritative articles addressing educational and social-emotional issues relevant to the gifted," said former editor Steven I. Pfeiffer. "The newsletter has become a valued resource for thousands of parents nationwide."

Duke TIP wants to make the newsletter's material more widely available by publishing the quarterly newsletter without a subscription and by including archives of all back-issues on its website. The Duke Gifted Letter can be found here.

The premiere online issue contains topics such as: developing personal talent, the effect of state-level assessments on gifted students, advocating for a customized gifted education program for your child, motivating boys to succeed, and questions the parents of young gifted children ask the most, among others.

In the Editor's View column, Kristen R. Stephens calls for a consistent definition of gifted and talented and encourages awareness of the special educational needs of America's brightest students.

The Duke Gifted Letter online has a searchable database that allows readers to gain quick access to topical information or key questions on the gifted. For example, typing "underachievement" into the search archive feature yields 10 articles.

Users can comment on articles and engage in dialogue with other readers and the editors.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit educational organization that identifies and provides educational programs and resources for academically talented youth. For more information about Duke TIP click here. Contact Bobbie Collins-Perry at (919) 668-9127 or

e-mail bcollins-perry@tip.duke.edu for more information.