Press Releases

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November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recognized Emily Mofield, Lead Consulting Teacher for Gifted Education, Sumner County  Schools, TN, and

November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is hosting the NAGC 63rd Annual Convention

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Elizabeth Dunlap a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Dunlap is a Gifted Education teacher at Fair Oaks

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Tara Jean Distabile a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Distabile is an AIG Magnet teacher at Idlewild

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Jerilyn Williams a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Williams is a teacher at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Amy Rodocker a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Rodocker is a Primary Enrichment specialist at Sullivant

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Melody Paga-Vela a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Paga-Vela is an Early Childhood specialist at Dwight D

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Cristina Lewis a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Lewis is a teacher at Desert Cove Elementary School in

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Asiaa Karriem a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Karriem is an instructor at Bazoline E. Usher-Collier

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Elizabeth Erickson a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Erickson is a Gifted & Talented coordinator at

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Michelle Gay a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Gay is a Gifted specialist at Foley Elementary School in

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Lauren Lindsey a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Lindsey is a Gifted teacher at Brown Middle School in

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Stacci Barganz a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Barganz is a Gifted & Talented Coordinator at Fort

October 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC  – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) named Kim Ayers a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar. Ayers is a teacher at Cielo Azul Elementary School in Rio

October 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential learners, has named

August 31, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children, the national leader in advocating for policies and practices to support high-achieving students, applauds the recommendations contained

August 30, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) has announced the 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholars. The program recognizes passionate, innovative educators who work in districts that

February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the nation’s leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential students, commends the Obama Administration for including $12

December 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children, the leading advocate for our nation’s high-ability and high-potential learners, commends Congressional leaders for increasing funding for

December 8, 2015

WASHINGTON – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the nation’s leading voice for high-ability and high-potential learners, applauds Congress for including several provisions to

November 11, 2015

WASHINGTON (November 11, 2015) – Despite some modest gains in how states serve high-ability students and fund such programs, a new report shows that a lack of

November 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 9, 2015) – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) will host its 62nd Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, November 12-15, 2015.

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Amber Morgan, an Instructional Specialist at Cowlishaw Elementary School in Naperville, IL, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Cherie Dennison, a fourth-grade teacher at  Kemper Elementary School in Cortez, CO, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National Association

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Donna Schlarb, a kindergarten teacher at  Odyssey Preparatory Academy in Casa Grande, AZ, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Shelsea Greenleaf, a sixth-grade teacher at Dysart Elementary School in Mirage, AZ, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National Association

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Zachery Davis, a fifth-grade teacher at Hernwood Elementary School in Randallstown, MD, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Angela Bourrage, a teacher of gifted and talented students at Norton Park Elementary School in Symrna, GA, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Robert Lundstrom, a fourth-grade teacher at Cameillia Basic Elementary School in Sacramento, CA, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Jonathan Bolding, a teacher of gifted and talents students at Madison Middle School in Nashville, TN, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Katherine Helm, a teacher of gifted and talented students at Thew Elementary School in Tempe, AZ, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Wendi Briggs, a gifted resource specialist at Linden STEM Academy in Columbus, OH, has been named a 2015-16 Javits-Frasier scholar by the National Association

November 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2015) – Asiaa Karriem, a teacher at Usher-Collier Elementary School, and Tiffani Menard, a teacher of gifted and talented students at Whitefoord Elementary School, in

October 28, 2015

Statement by NAGC Executive Director M. René Islas

After steady progress since the 1990s, the percentage of students performing at the advanced level declined or

July 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2015) – The National Association for Gifted Children applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation aimed largely at strengthening public accountability and reporting on

April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2015) – A comprehensive study of multiple acceleration strategies to support high-achieving and advanced students shows that such tools are often underutilized despite ample

April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON  – The National Association for Gifted Children, the nation’s leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential students, applauded the inclusion of gifted and talented students

April 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2015) – The National Association for Gifted Children, the nation’s leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential students, has announced M. René Islas as  the

March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (March 31, 3015) – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the nation’s leading advocate for high-achieving and high-potential students, applauded a new report issued today

February 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (February 5, 2015) – As Congress once again prepares to tackle a rewrite of the nation’s elementary and secondary education law, a group of bipartisan lawmakers have reintroduced

February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (February 4, 2015)  - The National Association for Gifted Children commended President Obama for including nearly $10 million for the Jacob Javits Gifted Education Grant Program within

December 10, 2014

The National Association for Gifted Children commends Congressional appropriators for doubling to $10 million the

October 20, 2014

BALTIMORE  – A bevy of Free State leaders will be in the spotlight at the upcoming annual convention of the

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