When the importance of gifted education is properly acknowledged, the whole state of Kentucky will benefit. As young minds are allowed to pursue their passion for learning and maximize their potential early on, they will grow up to become better engineers, doctors, computer programmers, and teachers. By supporting gifted education now, we are ensuring a brighter future for Kentucky in the years to come. And that is something worth looking forward to!
Sammi Hawtrey

My name is Samantha Hawtrey, and I am a senior at the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Gifted education is of great importance to me personally, but also to the whole state of Kentucky. By investing in the 17% of school-aged children who are gifted and talented, Kentucky […]

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Help Celebrate “Gifted Education Week” in Kentucky!

GIFTED EDUCATION WEEK Proclamation Signing, February 15, 2012, Join the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education at noon in the Capitol Rotunda when February 19 – 25, 2012 is proclaimed Gifted Education Week in Kentucky.  Take advantage of being in Frankfort by arranging for students to watch state government in action.  This is appropriate for all gifted students […]

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WKU Receives $500K Challenge Grant for i4 Initiative

WKU has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation in support of the i4 Initiative, a new campus project emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Kentucky.  Sue and Brown Badgett Jr. of Madisonville, Ky., have made a lead gift of $150,000 to support the program. “The Center for Gifted Studies, […]

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Students Encouraged to Apply for Kentucky Next-Generation Student Council

In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are […]

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Academy Executive Director Julia Roberts Receives State Group’s William T. Nallia Award

Dr. Julia Roberts, executive director of The Center for Gifted Studies and the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, is the recipient of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators‘ 2011 William T. Nallia Award. She was presented with the award Oct. 14 at WKU by KASA’s Vice President Paul Mullins, principal at LaRue County […]

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Kentucky Education Commissioner to Host Twitter Town Hall

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday will participate in the first-ever #AskDocH Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, October 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. ET. The town hall also will be presented live on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) webcast channel. Beginning today, Twitter users can submit questions to Commissioner Holliday using the hashtag #AskDocH. “Communications is a priority […]

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Berta Seminar Oct. 24-25 to Feature Expert in Gifted Education

Thanks to generous support from The Berta Excellence in Education Fund, Dr. Tom Hébert, author of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students and nationally recognized expert in gifted education from the University of Georgia, will share his expertise Oct. 24-25 in Bowling Green. The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU will host two presentations by Dr. […]

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[Video] View From the Hill Segment on World Council Move

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World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Moving Office to WKU

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) is relocating its international headquarters to WKU in Bowling Green, Ky., from the University of Winnipeg in Canada. A generous gift from Dixie and Pete Mahurin of Bowling Green makes the move possible. Strong supporters of gifted children, the Mahurins endowed a gifted professorship in 2003. […]

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Your Help Requested to Keep STEM Schools in America COMPETES Act

Parents, Alumni, and Friends: From time to time, we ask your assistance in promoting legislative priorities that affect the lives and educational opportunities for young people who are gifted and talented. Legislators benefit from hearing the thoughts of their constituents on policy matters and weigh those communications heavily when making decisions. Members of the U.S. […]

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