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Prof. Callahan & Alumna Azano’s Research on Rural Gifted Students Featured on Blacksburg News



VT faculty member and Curry School alumna Amy Azano is working closely with Curry School Professor Carolyn Callahan on a study of gifted students living in rural areas.

Virginia Tech faculty member shares grant to study gifted rural students

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 18, 2015 – Amy Azano, an assistant professor in Virginia Tech's School of Education, will work with rural school districts in Virginia to identify gifted and talented students and develop programs to serve them, thanks to a federal grant.

Azano is collaborating with Carolyn Callahan, professor of education at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and an expert in gifted education. Callahan is the principal investigator on the five-year grant of nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.

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