Posted by: ACFE Inc | March 15, 2012

NAGC Affiliate Conference 2012

I have shared my appreciation here before for the work that the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) does in advocating on behalf of providing educational opportunities for high-achieving and high-ability learners. The movement of seeking awareness and federal support for gifted students is one that is near to my heart and that I am proud to support, both as an advocate and as a parent.

Therefore it’s no surprise that I’m so excited to be able to participate in the 2012 NAGC State Affiliate Conference, being held this year on Saturday March 17 through Tuesday March 20. This conference is a chance for state chapters to share concerns and best practices in advocating for change, and is also a chance for affiliates to come together in our nation’s capital and spend a day visiting with our Congresspeople, asking them to support the TALENT Act and federal standards for gifted education. I am looking forward to being able to meet with the offices of some of the sponsors of the TALENT Act, and feel that the timing of this event is appropriate. While the Act has been gaining momentum, unfortunately it’s not signed into law yet, and so it is still crucial that we continue to remind our representatives to support this important piece of legislation.

Whether or not you are attending the conference, I urge you to contact your elected officials about the TALENT Act. If they already support it, that’s a great time to say thanks! And if not, you can share with them how much this legislation matters to ensuring that gifted children’s needs are met.

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