Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP), described in this entry, was founded in 1980 by a grant from the Duke Endowment. One of four university-based talent search programs in the United States (the others are Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth, Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, and the University of Denver's Rocky Mountain Talent Search), the TIP has served more than 1.8 million gifted students, in a geographical area focused on 16 states in the South and Southeast. Duke TIP was first created to identify gifted students and help serve their educational needs through partnerships with local gifted and talented programs. Since its first talent search in 1981, which focused on seventh-grade students, Duke TIP has expanded its offerings to include a twice-yearly ...

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