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He earned several degrees by age 10. College professor at age 17.

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Michael Kearney earned the first of several degrees at 10 years old. He became a college teacher by 17 years old…

Source: http://www.wikipedia.com

He started college at 9 years old. Graduated at 12.

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Sho Yano started college at nine years old and graduated summa cum laude at 12 years old from Loyola University Chicago.

Source: http://www.wikipedia.com

Stephen Stafford, 13-year-old Morehouse College sophomore

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I started learning when I was 2 years old. My sister was 6 and she decided we were going to play school. But she was actually going to teach me things that she learned in school. She was teaching me how to count, how to add. And I caught on to that, and then my mom started teaching me. And when I started kindergarten, I was doing multiplication. And my mother said the other stuff was too easy. I was bored.

Source: http://clatl.com

2-Year-Old Child Genius Has IQ of 156

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Elise Tan Roberts may be young, but she’s already accomplished something the majority of us never will: She has become a member of Mensa.

At just 2 years, 4 months and 2 weeks old, Elise has an estimated I.Q. of 156 — putting her in the top 0.2 percent of children her age and qualifying her as the youngest member of the well-known society for smart people..

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Black teen’s unusual talent: Singing Chinese opera

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Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera.

The black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the U.S. and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form…

Source:http://www.thegrio.com

Shocking School Achievement Gap for Black Males

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The California Academy of Mathematics and Science in south Los Angeles is one of the top high schools in the country, and senior Danial Ceasar is one of its top students, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker. He’s got an A average, and he’s ambitious – he wants to be a psychiatrist.

“I’m looking at Berkeley and Stanford as my top schools,” Danial said.

But here’s a troubling sign of the times: achieving, black, male students like Danial are increasingly rare in America’s schools…

Source: http://www.cbsnews.com

IBM Exec: Grades 9 To 14 Model Improves Work Readiness

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Over in U.S. News’s Opinion section, Stan Litow, IBM’s vice president of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, lauds a school model being tested in New York City and Chicago that would allow students to graduate from high school with an associate’s degree.

Students at those schools are required to stay in school two extra years. This “9-14” model will allow students to “be exposed to innovative curricula that include the development of workplace skills,” Litow writes…

Source: http://www.usnews.com/news

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