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Iowa Public Radio features Project Talent

Pan European Networks

Deanna Lyter Achorn, Sabine Horner, CoCo Massengale, Krystal Bichay, and Ashley Kaiser, and co-directors Susan J Lapham and George W Rebok, discuss Project Talent   Read More

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International Innovations

Susan Lapham and Dr George Rebok are leading a cutting-edge project that builds on existing data to provide novel perspectives on how health and wellbeing in later years can be improved   Read More

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The Oklahoman features the Project Talent documentary

Project Talent called for the testing of about 377,000 high school students from geographic areas across the nation. Putnam City High School was one of 1,200 schools to participate and the only school selected in Oklahoma.   Read More

From: The Oklahoman's newsroom (2013) The Oklahoman features the Project Talent documentary | Read Original Article

Twin Research and Human Genetics publishes work on the Project Talent twins and siblings

This article, recently published in Twin Research and Human Genetics, focuses on the unique design of Project Talent, which includes twins, siblings of twins, and siblings in other families all nested within schools. The strength of this design is that by comparing twins and non-twins attending the same schools it is possible to estimate the extra-familial environmental effects that contribute to the similarity of twins.   Read More

From: AIR: American Institutes for Research (2013) Twin Research and Human Genetics publishes work on the Project Talent twins and siblings | Read Original Article

Education Week Highlights Project Talent

Broad studies that track students over time are essential to understanding when and whether education policies and programs work, but they're also among the most difficult and expensive methods to use. Now, researchers with the American Institutes of Research are using new technology and social networking to revive a longitudinal study more than a half century after its first interviews with students.   Read More

From: Education Week (2012) Education Week Highlights Project Talent | Read Original Article

School study gets 50-year follow-up

Roughly 440,000 high school students across the United States — including several at Chula Vista High School — who took part in a study 50 years ago are being asked to update their stories in a follow-up report.   Read More

From: Sign On San Diego (2011) School study gets 50-year follow-up | Read Original Article

Holy Name reunion

Holy Name High School class of 1961 celebrated 50th reunion and participate again Project Talent study.

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Project Talent seeks out PdSHS Class of 1961

Fifty-one years after they participated in a study gauging their hopes and abilities, the 1961 graduating class of Prairie du Sac is being asked to participate once again.   Read More

From: The Sauk Prairie Eagle (2011) Project Talent seeks out PdSHS Class of 1961 | Read Original Article

Imlay City grads part of historic 1960s study

American Institutes for Research seeks follow up on progress in life from high school Class of 1961   Read More

From: Tri-City Times Online (2011) Imlay City grads part of historic 1960s study | Read Original Article

Project Talent testers sought for study

Back in 1961, students at Central High School in Newnan took the Project Talent exam -- spending two to four days on the test.   Read More

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Project Talent to reconnect with BHS grads

Surveys on student potential conducted a half-century ago   Read More

From: The Maui News (2011) Project Talent to reconnect with BHS grads | Read Original Article

New York Times Home & Garden Columnist reminisces about Project Talent

IN the late 1950s, I and my junior-high classmates in Bangor, Me., took a nationwide test called Project Talent. On the last page, we were asked to list our family’s income. Because my family never talked about money (something strictly forbidden by our bible, written by Emily Post), I was ignorant of a specific sum. “I checked the highest,” I reported at the dinner table.   Read More

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BHS Class of 1960 was Special

Young Chris Plotts has spent his summer attending 50th high school class reunions. That makes one wonder if he has a peculiar hobby, especially when you consider he has only been out of high school for 10 years. Last Saturday night, he attended the 50th reunion of the Bainbridge High School class of 1960.   Read More

From: The Post Searchlight (2010) BHS Class of 1960 was Special | Read Original Article

Class of 1960 Part of Study

Fifty years after being selected to take part in the Project TALENT study of American high school students, the class of 1960 from Bainbridge High School is being asked to participate once again.   Read More

From: The Post Searchlight (2010) Class of 1960 Part of Study | Read Original Article

Gehlen class of 1960 to continue 60-year national study

Fifty years ago, the class of 1960 was a pack of fresh-faced graduates with their hair up in Brylecreem and beehives, dreaming of the future. At that very moment, a national research institute took a snapshot of their lives. Thus began Project TALENT.   Read More

From: Le Mars Daily Sentinel (2010) Gehlen class of 1960 to continue 60-year national study | Read Original Article