What's New!

Congratulations to CAGT's new Executive Board members: Diana Caldeira, President Elect, Jennifer Ritchotte, Secretary and Nanette Jones, Membership/Treasurer. 

 

U.S. Senate ESEA Bill contains Multiple Provisions to Support High Potential and High-Achieving Students

Q and A for the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), currently sitting on President Obama's desk awaiting signature.

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2015) – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the nation’s leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential students, applauded the inclusion of gifted and talented students within the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, a Senate bill to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

 

The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented

Looking for scholarships and grants for students and teachers?  Please go to The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented at www.cogtfoundation.org for more information.

 

Save the Date!

The 40th Annual Conference will be held on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17 at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in Loveland.  Click here for more information.  

        

Advocacy

jared-polisU.S. Congressman Jared Polis (2nd Congresional District) introduced the Talent Act (S. 512) on Wednesday, June 12th, along with Tom Latham (Iowa-3).  Read more about the Talent Act under Resources Tab - Advocacy & Legislation or by clicking on the Advocacy (state capitol) mosaic.  Our thanks to Congressan Polis and his office for continually stepping up to plate for gifted children!  Make sure you thank him by email or in person, when you see him out and around.

As part of the FY14 Omnibus package, Congress has authorized $5 million for the Javits Act thanks to Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) who led the push to restore funding.  The Javits Act, which was defunded by Congress in FY 11, supports applied research to develop classroom strategies for identifying and serving gifted learners.

State Representative Cherylin Peniston has introduced HB14-1102 Gifted Education Programs.  In addition to updating language in Part 2 of the Exceptional Choldren Education Act (ECEA), this bill  requests funding for a Qualified Person to administer an AUs gifted education program and for a universal screening process, to aide in the identification of at-risk and underrepresented gifted children.  Read more about it under Resources Tab - Advocacy & Legislation or by clicking on the Advocacy (state capitol) mosaic!

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