Resources on Gifted and Talented Education

Below are links to other resources of interest to families and educators of gifted and talented children. This list is non-comprehensive, and will be updated as often as possible. (Please note that KAGE provides this as a source of information, and does not necessarily endorse anything found on the sites or discussed on the LISTSERVs. Also, websites come and go and move – if you know of a site listed below that has changed or no longer exists, please contact the KAGE office at Thanks!)

• Gifted/Talented Employment Opportunities in Kentucky – KAGE has created a webpage to list employment opportunities for G/T educators. It would be helpful to have one place that districts could post positions, and that those looking for a new position could see what employment is available around the state. Check this site out here:  and send in those job openings.

• KAGE Conference 2019 –  The KAGE Conference 2019 was held February 225-26 in Lexington and was a great success.  Over 250 educators, administrators, parents, exhibitors, and others participated in two days of sharing, learning, and networking.  Many conference presenters graciously agreed to share their presentation materials (available on the members-only page HERE).

• WHY ARE GIFTED PROGRAMS NEEDED? from the National Association for Gifted Education (NAGC) website


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• – great list of resources for anyone interested in gifted education.

• PRIMARY TALENT POOL BROCHURE (produced by the KY Advisory Council for Gifted & Talented Children): The Primary Talent Pool is a group of student who possess demonstrated or potential ability to perform at exceptionally high levels in the primary years (P1-P4; Kindergarten through Third Grade). Click HERE to download the brochure,

• GIFTED EDUCATION MONTH IN KENTUCKY is usually designated in February, but NOW is always a good time to open positive dialogues with key decision makers, parents, local officials, and community members. To download a list of activities YOU can do in your community to increase awareness of gifted education, click HERE


Effect of Local Norms on Racial and Ethnic Representation in Gifted Education – Peters, Rambo-Hernandez, Makel, Matthews, Plucker, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin, 2019

Talent on the Sidelines: Excellence Gaps and the America’s Talent Underclass – Plucker, Burroughs, Hardesty, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy, 2013

Do High Flyers Maintain Their Altitude? Performance Trends of Top Students – Xiang, Dahlin, Cronin, Theaker, Durant, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2011

Mind the (Other) Gap: The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education – Plucker, Burroughs, Song, Center for Evaluation and Educational Policy, 2010

High-Achieving Students in the ERA of NCLB – Loveless, Frakas, Duffett, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008
Achievement Trap – Wyner, Bridgeland, Diiulio, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation & Civic Enterprises, LLC, 2007, Revised 2009

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students – Collangelo, Assouline, Gross, 2004



Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)*

Kentucky Department of Education – Gifted and Talented Department*

The Center for Gifted Studies, Western Kentucky University*

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Hoagies Gifted Education Page

Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky*

CEC-TAG – Council for Exceptional Children/The Association for the Gifted*

Duke – TIP*

Great Books Foundation*

Early College at Mary Baldwin College*

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children*

SENG: Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Kentucky Association for Academic Competition

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented


Gifted Development Center

•  PODCASTS link

• GIFTED EDUCATION IN KENTUCKY HANDBOOK (2010): The Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education and Kentucky Department of Education in 2010 compiled a handbook of articles and other resources of interest to educators and families of gifted children. The handbook is intended to aid in the implementation of gifted and talented services that districts provide to Kentucky’s gifted students. To read about and download this resource click here and THANK YOU to the council members who worked on this handbook.


TAGFAM – “The TAG Project for families of the Talented & Gifted”

GT WORLD – “on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.”  Includes GT-Families, GT-Special, GT-Spec-Home, GT-Adults, GT-Talk.

An Electronic Mail List for Families and Friends of the Gifted and Talented (a mailing list you can subscribe to by visiting their web site).

* – supports KAGE as an exhibitor at KAGE conferences.

last updated 08/21/2019