KAGE Fall Workshop 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Join KAGE on Monday, September 24 in Lexington for the KAGE Fall Workshop as Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. presents on the Social-Emotional Needs of the Gifted. Other events include Parent Night on September 24 and Issues for Leaders in Gifted Education (half-day) on September 25. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Recognizing Excellence

Nominations now being accepted for the KAGE Distinguished Student and Service and Advocacy Awards for 2018-19. Deadline for nominations is December 1. Help that special person be recognized for going above and beyond! Click HERE for more information.


KAGE Service & Advocacy 2018 Awards

KAGE congratulates the 2018 Service & Advocacy recipients: left to right: TRACY ADAMS, BROOKE FELL, LA’TONYA FRAZIER-GOATLEY, (KAGE Ex. Dir. Lynette Baldwin), & KIMBERLY CLAYTON-CODE. Read more about these award recipients at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.

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KAGE Distinguished Student 2017-18

KAGE congratulates TODD PRATER (FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS), the KAGE Distinguished Student 2017-18. Todd is pictured here with David Lawhorn, KHEAA. KAGE thanks KHEAA for their support. Read more at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.

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Our Purpose

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), officially organized in 1979, is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in promoting appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.


KAGE Foundation Professional Development Learning

Are you looking for quality professional learning opportunities for your educators, administrators, counselors, or parents, and trying to stretch an almost nonexistent professional development budget? Do we have a deal for you! Experts in our state and beyond have volunteered their services to provide professional learning experiences, tailoring the material to fit your audience and purpose.

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Support KAGE with Kroger Community Rewards

It's easy to support KAGE and gifted education in Kentucky when you use your Kroger Plus card! All you have to do is enroll your Kroger Plus card with Kroger Community Rewards and select KAGE as your chosen organization. Kentucky is broken up into different regions, so read more http://kagegifted.org/donate/kroger/ about how you can enroll your card and easily find your region. What a great way to support KAGE. Thank you!

Get Involved

KAGE membership is essential now more than ever! Click below to download a timely column, "The Importance of Joining Your State Gifted Organization," by Dr. Julia Link Roberts and Tracy Ford Inman. Share with others!

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Gifted Education Op-Ed

Tracy Inman, KAGE President, and Tracy Cross wrote an excellent Op-Ed in the Lexington Herald. Read it HERE, and then do more to advocate for gifted education. Advocacy is so vital at the state and national levels.

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Make a Gift

Kentucky’s greatest resource isn’t coal… or horses… or tobacco… It’s our bright young people with gifted minds capable of solving longstanding problems in innovative ways. Learn more about how you can support talented young people by providing financial assistance for a brighter Kentucky.

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Closing the Excellence Gap op-ed

Julia Roberts, KAGE Board member, and Jonathan Plucker wrote a op-ed in the Louisville Courier-Journal (8/13/14) on making closing Kentucky's excellence gap a priority.  Read it here and share with administrators and educations in your district.  

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Can Gifted Education Survive the Common Core?

As Common Core gathers speed in forty-three states and DC, what does it mean for high-ability students and gifted-and-talented education? Some contend that higher standards for all mean gifted education is no longer necessary for some. Others insist that increasing the rigor of classes will automatically serve high achievers well. http://edexcellence.net/commentary/videos/can-gifted-education-survive-the-common-core

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