September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, often seen as an opportunity to celebrate the lives, culture, and contributions of the 63 million Hispanics in the U.S. What a perfect time to celebrate and pay tribute to the Hispanic/Latino scholars in the field of gifted and talented education. Celebrating who they are, where they come from, and what they have done leaves a legacy for other Hispanic scholars to follow.
What educators can learn from an online cooking and baking class to provide more student learning that is engaging and enjoyable.
NAGC is excited to announce the thirteen educators selected as NAGC 2021 Javits-Frasier Scholars. The primary purpose of the Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship is to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through educator training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education.
Automatic enrollment in advanced coursework is gaining a lot of attention, with new laws in a handful of states and bills under consideration in others. It is generating a great deal of discussion and, depending on one’s perspective, either consternation or excitement. Automatic enrollment is also a key feature of the Advanced Coursework Equity Act that was recently re-introduced by Sen. Booker and Rep. Castro.
I hit the (virtual) ground running and can’t wait to keep learning more about the association and working with our members to advocate for our gifted students and their teachers. But before I learn more about our members, it’s only fair that you learn more about me!  In one setting or another, my entire professional career has been rooted in the importance of education and the power of advocacy that was instilled in me at a young age. No matter the context, though, I’ve found one statement to always hold true: Advocacy is critical to creating change.