Texas Tribune Festival

The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) is proud to support the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about TAGT and our efforts to assist the education of gifted children throughout the state. 

Who is TAGT?
TAGT is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering educators and parents to meet the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented individuals through awareness, advocacy and action. Learn more!

Gifted 101
“Gifted and talented student” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:
1. exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
2. possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
3. excels in a specific academic field.
As defined in the Texas Education Code

To learn more about what it means to be gifted and talented, click here.

Advocacy Efforts
Gifted students are found in all populations and grade levels. As a result, Texas must develop the intellectual capacity and the intellectual potential of the next generation to ensure that the state has the opportunity to be a leader in a competitive market in technology, industry and communications. TAGT strongly endorses equity and excellence in educational programming to meet this goal.

TAGT monitors proposed legislative initiatives that impact gifted education at both the state and federal level. Through periodic legislative updates, members are kept informed about potential legislation and rulings that may be issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We work closely with TEA to address trends in gifted curriculum and accountability for program and educator standards.

For more information about the legislature and how it affects gifted education, click here.

To learn more about advocacy, click here.

TAGT provides more than 3,000 engaged and diverse members with a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted learners. To become more involved in gifted education, interested individuals can join TAGT, attend a conference or volunteer. Learn more!

Support Gifted Education
Since 1982, TAGT has awarded over one million dollars in assistance for gifted and talented learners. The TAGT Scholarship Fund is fully-funded by supporters, like you, who believe that today’s youth is the key to our future. Your donation will help to enhance the learning experience and skill development of our future leaders. Donate today to make a difference in tomorrow! Your donation qualifies as a charitable contribution and is tax deductible.

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