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MAGE CONFERENCE goes VIRTUAL! June 20th to July 3rd
Sat, Jun 20
MAGE 2020 Conference: LEADING and LEARNING
Jun 20, 10:00 AM – Jul 03, 2:00 PM
MAGE 2020 Conference: LEADING and LEARNING
All the content from an in person conference to be watched at your convenience and followed by LIVE discussions on Zoom.
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2020 MAGE Family Retreat

is postponed to summer of 2021

We hope you will join us then!

 

If you had already registered, you should be getting a full refund from us and if you reserved a room you should get a refund from Ferry Beach (less a $10.00 servicing fee.)

2019 Report Shows Massachusetts Needs Gifted Education

In June 2018 the state legislature mandated that the state's department of education (a.k.a. DESE) have independent research done into the practices, policies, and educational needs of students  who could achieve beyond their grade level and the those who are gifted. The Final Report was released 8/21/2019. 

The report recommended creating a taskforce to:

  • Define giftedness and measures to assess giftedness;

  • Determine most effective way to collect data on gifted students;

  • Consider best practices of other states and districts;

The report also urges the state to:

  • Establish state policy and guidelines on acceleration;

  • Track and report on the excellence gap; identify and implement strategies to close it.

  • Include instruction on the learning needs of gifted students as part of teacher training for all teachers; and

  • Hire staff at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with expertise in gifted students and gifted education.

 
 

OUR MISSION

The mission of MAGE is to:

  • support and advance the understanding of high potential/gifted children and their special needs; 

  • promote the establishment of programs, services and opportunities for high ability/gifted students; and

  • encourage the exchange of information pertaining to gifted individuals among educators, parents, policy-makers and students on the national, state and local level.

We recognize the need to provide every Massachusetts student, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background, the opportunity to be educated in a manner that is fully commensurate with his/her ability or talent without restriction.

More about our Misson & Goals.

 

COMMUNITY

 

SPONSORS

 

CONTACT

Office

505 Pinewood Drive

Longmeadow, MA 01106

admin@massgifted.org

413-224-8807

Hours M-F 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Inquiries

For questions or support, please fill out contact form:

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Additional Contact Info

General Information: 

admin@massgifted.org

 

Advocacy: 

advocacy@massgifted.org

Parent Inquiries: 

MaryGrace Stewart

admin@massgifted.org 

 

Membership: 

admin@massgifted.org 

The Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of parents, educators, and other members. Your donations are tax deductible. MAGE is the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.