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!

KAGE Distinguished Student 2014-2015

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.

Service and Advocacy Awards 2014-15

Service and Advocacy Awards 2014-25

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.

Service and Advocacy Awards 2014-25

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

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.

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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Recommit to Gifted Education Op-Ed

RECOMMIT TO GIFTED EDUCATION – Tracy Inman 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.  Tracy Inman is president of KAGE and is the associate director of The Center for Gifted […]

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KAGE Fall 2014 Workshop on Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

The KAGE Fall 2014 Workshop will be Tuesday, September 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D. will be the presenter, speaking on Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Advanced Learners: Understanding Stress, Coping, and Positive Well-Being.  Held in conjunction with the KAGE Fall Workshop, the Issues for Leaders in Gifted Education and […]

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2014 Summer Opportunities in Kentucky for G/T Students

The summer 2014 programs listed here are just a sample of the opportunities available to gifted students. Your child’s teacher or district G/T coordinator may be able to provide you with additional options. We found that many Kentucky universities and community colleges offer summer programs that would be of interest to high-ability young people. We […]

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