With all of the focus on helping struggling students achieve grade-level proficiency, students at the very top end of the academic spectrum often aren’t getting the challenges they need to stay engaged in school or tap their full potential.

Matthew Jaskol aims to change that. He is the program director and co-founder of Pioneer Academics, which identifies and empowers high-achieving students with university professors so they can take part in challenging and creative research opportunities across a wide range of disciplines while still in high school.

In an interview, Jaskol explained the thinking this bold approach Pioneer invented...

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A former eSchool News editor, Dennis Pierce is a freelance writer who has been covering education for more than 20 years.