KAGE Conference 2018

Join KAGE on February 26-27, 2018 in Lexington for our 38th Annual Conference. Lisa Van Gemert, Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, and other experts will be keynote speakers and/or sessions presenters.  Exhibitor and Proposal submissions are being accepted now. Click HERE for more information.

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Giving Tuesday 2017

#GivingTuesday is November 28, 2017.  KAGE is supported solely by membership dues, our annual conference and workshops, and donations. Please show your support for KAGE & the KAGE Foundation – no donation is too small. CLICK HERE to donate.


Recognizing Excellence

Nominations now being accepted for the KAGE Distinguished Student and Service and Advocacy Awards for 2017-18. Deadline for nominations is December 1. Help that special person be recognized for going above and beyond! Click HERE for more information.


Twitter Chat #kygatchat

Join KAGE President Jennifer Chaplin on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. for a Twitter Education Chat. Join the conversation!  #kygatchat  Click HERE for more information.


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.


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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