KAGE Conference 2016

Join KAGE in Lexington February 22-23, 2016 for our 36th Annual Conference.  The theme is Building Connections – Gifted Education in Kentucky, and we have informative sessions, expert speakers, special events for Administrators and Parents, and so much more – read more about it at kagegifted.org/conference2016.

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Kroger Community Rewards

You can now support KAGE and gifted education in Kentucky through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  Go to http://kagegifted.org/donate to see the different ways you can donate to KAGE and and the KAGE Foundation.  Thank you for supporting gifted education in Kentucky!

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KAGE Distinguished Student 2014-2015

KAGE is pleased to announce that RACHEL RITCHIE, a 5th-grader from Vine Grove, is the 2014-15 KAGE Distinguished Student. Rachel will receive an Entity Account from the KENTUCKY EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN TRUST (KESPT.)   Pictured with Rachel is her proud family, Lynette Baldwin, KAGE Ex. Director, (far left), David Lawhorn (far right) from the KENTUCKY HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY (KHEAA), and Linda Gillispie, who nominated Rachel. Both are from Hardin County Schools.  Read more at kagegifted.org/awards. Thanks tKHEAA for its continued support of this program!


Service and Advocacy Awards 2014-15

Congratulations to KAGE 2014-15 KAGE Service and Advocacy winners (left to right) COLMON ELRIDGE (Legislative & Government Service & Advocacy Award), DR. KIM NETTLETON (University Professor  Service & Advocacy Award), and GAIL WAGNER (Parent Service & Advocacy Award).  Additional recipients are on the next slide.  Read more about these 2014-15 award recipients at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.


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Congratulations to KAGE 2014-15 KAGE Service and Advocacy winners (left to right) RENEE LACKY (Michael Caudill Educator Service & Advocacy Award), BRIAN GUPTON (Alumni ImpactAward), and MARSHALL COUNTY KAGE CHAPTER (Chapter Service & Advocacy Award, pictured are members Tatiana Adams, Lisa Sills, and LaDonna Alexander.  Additional recipients are on the previous slide.  Read more about these 2014-15 award recipients at KAGEGIFTED.ORG/AWARDS.


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 2015 Workshop

The KAGE Fall 2015 Workshop will be Tuesday, September 29 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. Susan Assouline, Ph.D. will be the presenter, speaking on From a Nation Deceived to a Nation Empowered: Acceleration in Kentucky’s Schools.  Held in conjunction with the KAGE Fall Workshop, the Issues for Leaders in Gifted Education and Parent Night will […]

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