Excellence and Equity

providing for our gifted students

What keeps our Brightest Students from Reaching their Potential

"When all students receive an education that achieves their cognitive and affective needs, both equity and excellence will be achieved" ~Joan D. Lewis & Frances A. Karnes
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How Can You Help?

Families

  • Talk to your child's teacher about their needs.
  • Build key relationships with your child's school.
  • Seek out other parents of bright children and form a support/advocacy group.
  • Be prepared with information to educate and advocate those with the power for change.

Educators

  • Join educational groups/gifted organizations.
  • Push for staff development about how to differentiate for your gifted students.
  • Be prepared with information to educate and advocate those with the power for change.
  • Explore funding options and community support.

Professionals

  • provide mentoring opportunities in partnership with local gifted programs.
  • Provide scholarships, and help fund gifted program events/activities.
  • Provide field trip opportunities for gifted students to see experts at work.
  • Join advocacy groups for the gifted to help support our future leaders.

Communities

  • Invite legislators to visit existing gifted programs to advocate for support.
  • Advertise gifted events utilizing the local media.
  • Provide funding and opportunities for gifted events/experiences and activities.

Take Advantage of Resources and Educate Yourself

Gifted Potential is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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