These resources have been taken directly from the website of the National Association of Gifted Children. You can visit their website at www.nagc.org for further in depth information.
All Education Schools:
This site offers a complete online guide to both undergraduate and graduate education programs as well as information about a career in education. Use this site to search for colleges and universities by location, program type, or specialty, then read detailed fact sheets on featured schools of education, and contact admissions officers by requesting information.
American Psychological Association (APA) Esther Katz Rosen Center for Gifted Education Policy:
The mission of the center is to generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications, and cutting-edge research ideas that will enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents.
The Davidson Institute:
The Davidson Institute is a non-profit, national foundation that offers resources to profoundly gifted young people from the ages 4-18 and their parents.
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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence:
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site.This site offers a general, introductory resource for families of gifted children and adolescents.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2000, to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES):
NCES is the data collection arm of the U.S. Department of Education. NCES collects, analyzes, and makes available data related to education in the US and other nations.
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented:
The NRC-G/T is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to investigate, develop, and disseminate new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. Special emphasis is placed on research that serves highly able students from culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse populations. The NRC-G/T is located at the University of Connecticut and is run collaboratively with the University of Virginia. In addition, researchers work in conjunction with more than 300 public school districts across the country as research study sites.
This site offers tools and data for parents, educators, and decision makers to easily research and compare information about U.S. public schools.
State Education Agency Websites:
Most legislation concerning gifted education is crafted and adopted at the state level. This comprehensive listing provides addresses and website URLs for state departments of education throughout the U.S.
State Gifted Organizations Affiliated with NAGC:
In many states, there are organizations who advocate at the state level and maintain information about legislation, policies, and practices concerning gifted children within the state.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG):
SENG is dedicated to promoting understanding about the affective side of giftedness. Their website is filled with thoughtful resources for parents of gifted children, teachers, mental health professionals, and gifted adults.
The Association for the Gifted (TAG):
TAG is a special interest group of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) which seeks to help professionals and parents work more effectively on behalf of gifted children.
U.S. Department of Education:
This comprehensive website sponsored by the federal government provides information and many free resources for students, parents, administrators, and teachers. Information about grants offered through the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act is located at this site as well.
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children:
The mission of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind. The WCGTC hosts a biennial conference at a major international city during the late summer in odd-numbered calendar years. Past conferences have been held in London, San Francisco, Montreal, Istanbul, Barcelona, Adelaide, New Orleans, and Warwick, England.