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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.
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.