NEWS​

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 21st 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. 

 

NOMINATION forms, More information, Application, and Past Winners

 

DEADLINE: April 16, 2021

This scholarship is funded entirely by donations.

Please encourage and support our gifted students through this program.

 

 

 

2021 MAGE Award Nominations

 

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond for our gifted children?

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  • A teacher or school district employee? 

  • A legislator?

  • 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:

2021 Educator of the Year Award

2021 Legislator of the Year Award

2021 MAGE Service Award

 

2019 DESE Report Shows Massachusetts Needs Gifted Education

In June 2018 the state legislature mandated that the Massachussets state department of education (a.k.a. DESE) perform 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
Commonwealth Magazine

Jan 30, 2020

Is Massachusetts failing its brightest kids? 

Report finds advanced low-income, black, and Latino students may pay the steepest price 

Daily Hampshire Gazette

12/4/2019

Focusing on ability: Advocates for programs for “gifted” students hope to allow them to reach their potential