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From our very own advocacy officer comes a great opinion piece – let your voice be heard by sharing your story at the link below.

Michigan schools must stop ignoring gifted education: Opinion. Michigan’s School Finance Research Collaborative, currently touted as the preferred roadmap for increased school funding and distribution of those funds, only studied special and regular education. It completely ignored education for advanced and gifted learners. Why does that matter? School funding is both an education issue and a national security issue. Gifted education is not currently on our legislative or state government administrative radar, but if it becomes apparent only in the future, it will be too late to fix. Bridge

Great news from the Michigan Department of Education – pass it on to your school district! Need more information on ESSA funding and gifted education? Look no further than this flier – ESSA Funding for Gifted 2019!

Schools that have data showing a need to improve their Gifted and Talented Programs or their accelerated learning programs may use title I part a or title IV part A funds to strengthen the program . They may use title II part A funds from the District to train staff to teach and facilitate these programs.

If a district or school has questions they can contact Fred Williams, Manager in the Office of Educational Supports (OES) at [email protected] or call 517-335-3866.

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The Michigan Association for Gifted Children provides the resources and the know-how to help parents and educators improve the lives of Michigan’s advanced and accelerated children. We are THE source of information, education, advocacy, and support for this diverse community of learners, and the adults who love them.

Our organization is all about gifted children and those who are concerned with them. Whatever you’re seeking, be it an article, a link, a contact name, event information or more, we hope you will find it here. If you don’t, please feel free to use the Contact Us link to find the name of a staff member or volunteer who can assist you. Some of what our organization offers:

      • Opportunities to connect with others who share your interests, regionally and throughout the state
      • Publication of our Images newsletter
      • Online forums for parents & educators
      • GT101 – a PowerPoint type presentation on the “basics” about gifted children and their education that you can use however you’d like
      • Conferences for educators and parents, with discounts for members
      • Programs and get-togethers for gifted children and their families
      • Local chapters
      • Advocacy at the state, local, and national levels
      • Access to online and print resources
      • Speakers Bureau
      • Mini-grants and scholarships for members

Browse around the site where you’ll find all kinds of information about us and about the gifted – thoughts to help you nurture, support, and advocate for the gifted. We invite you to join us as we work together for the benefit of Michigan’s gifted students. Click Join Today or Contribute to learn more about how you can be a part of this vital organization!

 

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