State and National GT Conferences – Winter 2020

NAGC - The National Association for Gifted Children will host its 67th Annual Convention Reimagined! Wednesday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 17.  NAGC would like to invite you to immerse yourself in 6 days of gifted education and sharing with peers, all while drinking coffee at home.  More information can be found on NAGC's website. GiftED 20 - The … Continue reading State and National GT Conferences – Winter 2020

Sept. 15, 2020: Free TAGT Webinar ~ Helping Kids Thrive in Today’s World

Helping Kids Thrive in Today’s WorldPresented by Christine FonsecaTuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Life can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s world of pandemic illness, school disruptions, and other anxieties our children are facing. This workshop provides parents with real-world tools and strategies to help children thrive in spite of the overwhelming current events. Registration … Continue reading Sept. 15, 2020: Free TAGT Webinar ~ Helping Kids Thrive in Today’s World

SAGE awards Stephenie Miller a GT Educator Grant to attend the Gifted+Equity summer conference

Congrats to Stephenie Miller, pre-AP/GT teacher at Colleyville Heritage High School, who is awarded a SAGE GT Educator Grant to attend Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented's Leadership & Gifted+Equity Conference. We are proud to invest in our incredible teachers! To be held online in 2020, the TAGT Gifted+Equity Conference: Serving the Underserved is geared towards the … Continue reading SAGE awards Stephenie Miller a GT Educator Grant to attend the Gifted+Equity summer conference

[Archive] 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 [Archive] 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”

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

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

giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

The GCISD delegation to the TAGT conference — held this year in Downtown Fort Worth — included GT LEAD Teachers, ASPIRE Teachers, MS Discoveries Teachers, High School GT Teachers, Counselors (16), and the GT/Advanced Academics Department.  SAGE funded 10 educator attendees, and received a complimentary registration as part of our award of TAGT Parent Group … Continue reading giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth