Nov. 14, 2019: SAGE Gifted Pathways — Navigating Your Gifted Child from Kindergarten to College

SAGE Gifted Pathways is our fourth annual local mini-conference where you can learn about options and opportunities during a gifted child's journey through school. Our stellar keynote and breakout sessions are designed for: parents of students of any age; for educators; and for students in 5th-12th grades — bring your student! Pre-register Now: SAGE Members: FREE … Continue reading Nov. 14, 2019: SAGE Gifted Pathways — Navigating Your Gifted Child from Kindergarten to College

SAGE kids speak at the State Capitol on behalf of Texas’ gifted kids

In front of the Texas Senate Education Committee at the Capitol in Austin, two of SAGE's gifted students spoke about the importance of gifted education. Amelia Phoenix, 9, and Katie Warren, 13, of Grapevine Colleyville ISD testified April 25th, 2019, making the case to include the G/T allotment in House Bill 3. In response, Chairman … Continue reading SAGE kids speak at the State Capitol on behalf of Texas’ gifted kids

SAGE co-signed editorial in Dallas Morning News: “As the Texas Legislature reforms school finance, don’t forget gifted and talented students”

View the original, published in the Dallas Morning News, March 11, 2019 As the Texas Legislature examines school finance, Texas educators, parents and business leaders should agree on the importance of public education for all students. Texas must protect what works and improve what isn't working, and it cannot dismiss the needs of any students. … Continue reading SAGE co-signed editorial in Dallas Morning News: “As the Texas Legislature reforms school finance, don’t forget gifted and talented students”

To our GCISD-area Texas State Legislators: Why keep the GT Allotment in the Texas Education budget?

The Texas House school finance bill is slated to be revealed March 5, 2019 — and SAGE remains concerned that the G/T allotment could be eliminated, affecting services for 400,000 of Texas' brightest students. Below are some reasons why the allotment is so important to our kids: The Gifted and Talented (GT) Allotment: Necessary to … Continue reading To our GCISD-area Texas State Legislators: Why keep the GT Allotment in the Texas Education budget?

Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

Stay alert: It's getting serious. Please read this to stay informed. In a nutshell: A committee of Texas legislators has been tasked with recommending a new way to fund public education. After a year of hearing testimony from stakeholders, yesterday, the committee released its final report. On page 26, recommendation #12 is their proposal to to eliminate $165 million of earmarked funds for … Continue reading Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

Texas PTA’s Legislative Position supports continued state funding for gifted and talented

Thanks, Texas PTA!!! Texas PTA included "gifted and talented" in its list of Legislative Positions: "Funding for Specific Areas: PTA supports continued state funding of pre-K, kindergarten, bilingual education, vocational education, compensatory education, gifted and talented, special handicapped needs, textbooks, education service centers, libraries and community education."   Read more about Texas PTA State Advocacy. Consider attending PTA Rally Day on February … Continue reading Texas PTA’s Legislative Position supports continued state funding for gifted and talented

Call to Action: Contact your legislator about gifted funding in the state budget

Here we go ... again!! Time to contact our Texas legislators (again) and ask them (again) to retain funding for our gifted students in the state education budget. Last week, the Texas Commission on School Finance Expenditures Working Group recommended that the state  reallocate $5.3 billion to current and new education programs — by eliminating the G/T … Continue reading Call to Action: Contact your legislator about gifted funding in the state budget

FYI Oct. 3, 2018 Legislators Forum – GCISD Council of PTAs

SAGE encourages our members to attend this forum of area state representatives to discuss the state of public education in Texas. The forum is hosted by the GCISD Council of PTAs, in partnership with several other area Councils of PTA. Discuss the issues affecting public education and hear from the people who create the laws … Continue reading FYI Oct. 3, 2018 Legislators Forum – GCISD Council of PTAs

Legislative Alert: Call before June 14 about Credit-By-Exam Changes

[ The following is a Call to Action email from the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT). ] Call to Action: Your Voice Is Needed! Comment on SBOE-Proposed Credit-By-Exam Changes Dear TAGT Members and Supporters, Rules governing credit-by-exams (CBE) are up for a second reading at the State Board of Education's (SBOE) Committee … Continue reading Legislative Alert: Call before June 14 about Credit-By-Exam Changes