Join KAGE for Twitter Education Chats on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm EST. Use #kygatchat and be thinking of topics you would like to discuss on gifted education in Kentucky.  Click HERE to read more!

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KAGE Awards 2016

Three of the KAGE 2016 Service and Advocacy winners (left to right) NICK CARTER (Breckinridge County), JENNIFER SHEFFIELD (Warren County), & NITA COLE (Bowling Green Independent, retired). Additional recipients are on the next slide.  Read more about these award recipients at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.

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KAGE awards 2016

Three of the KAGE 2016 Service and Advocacy winners (left to right) LINDSAY ARNETT (Hopkins County), MEG GATTON (Union County), & TARA KINNEL (Parent, Boyd County). Additional recipients are on the previous slide.  Read more about these 2015-16 award recipients at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.

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KAGE Distinguished Student 2016

KAGE is pleased to announce that KARIS CUNDIFF, a 5th-grader from Liberty, KY, Casey County Schools, is the 2015-16 KAGE Distinguished Student. Karis will receive an Entity Account from the KENTUCKY EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST (KESPT.)  Pictured with Karis is  David Lawhorn from the KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY (KHEAA), & Lynette Baldwin, KAGE Ex. Director.   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.

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Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2016

Summer Opportunities of Interest to Gifted Students 2016 is now available on the KAGE website. Webpages for each camp are hyperlinked on the pdf. Many of these camps have early registration deadlines, so contact them as soon as possible if you are interested. http://kagegifted.org/summercamps/

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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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KAGE Fall 2016 Workshop

The KAGE Fall Workshop 2016 will be Tuesday, September 20. The workshop will be in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel.  EILA credit will be available. Parent Night and Issues for Leaders in Gifted Education both will take place on Monday, September 19. Watch for more information coming soon at http://kagegifted.org/fall2016/

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