Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Bob and Jan Davidson started the Davidson Institute for Talent Development in 1999 after selling their successful educational software company that developed and marketed such products as MathBlaster and ReadingBlaster. The Davidsons decided to establish a nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students. The Davidson Institute is based on the premise that talent in the United States is underidentified and underserved. The Institute strives to recognize, nurture, and support highly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.

The Davidsons believe that gifted students are at risk for not developing their potential in today's academic and political climate because traditional curriculum teaches to the middle of the student population academically, with little or no differentiation ...

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