Abbott Lawrence Academy Principal Honored by Gifted Educators
Abbott Lawrence Academy, Stacey Ciprich, was presented the 2020 Educator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of Gifted Education for everything from complete class gradations to impressive college acceptances.
Announcing the 20th Nicholas Green Scholarship
Change a Life!
Nominate a student for a Nicholas Green Award. The winner receives up to $500 towards an enrichment program of the student’s choice.
DEADLINE: April 17, 2020
This scholarship is funded entirely by donations.
Please encourage and support our gifted students through this program.
2020 MAGE Award Nominations
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond for our gifted children?
A teacher or school district employee?
A champion of our mission?
Please Nominate them for an Award.
It's easy, and it's important to recognize their efforts!
For more details:
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;
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.
GIFTED EDUCATION NEWS
Jan 30, 2020
Report finds advanced low-income, black, and Latino students may pay the steepest price
Daily Hampshire Gazette