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Gifted Education Resources

CTD Is a Leader in Gifted Education

Part of leadership is connecting families and educators to resources and opportunities.

Helping gifted and talented students to reach their full potential for over 30 years, CTD provides innovative, research-based programming for students, provides resources, and recommends programs offered by external organizations.

Gifted Associations

Gifted Associations across the country work to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, research, testing, professional development for educators, and resources for families.

Other Midwestern NAGC Affiliates

List of NAGC Affiliates Across the United States

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Research Centers and Institutes 

Acceleration Institute

The Acceleration Institute is dedicated to the study of acceleration for gifted students. It conducts, synthesizes and serves as a clearinghouse for research and policy specific to acceleration.

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Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

The Belin-Blank Center’s mission is to “empower and serve the international gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy.”

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The Davidson Institute for Talent Development

The Davidson Institute was established in 1999 by Bob and Jan Davidson with a mission to “recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.”

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Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI)

GERI at Purdue University provides enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth; graduate programs for future scholars and leaders; professional development and coursework for educators of gifted, creative, and talented students and more.

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Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Though not specifically focused on gifted education, the Fordham Institute has supported research and produced reports on high achievement and excellence. Recent topics include selective high schools, performance trends of top students, and tracking.

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National Center for Research on Gifted Education

With funding through the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education launched the National Center for Research on Gifted Education. The Center will examine gifted education programs and services.

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Center for Gifted Education (CFGE)

The CFGE at the College of William & Mary is a research and development center that provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

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ECRA Group

ECRA Group is a premier research and analytics consulting firm that helps educational leaders improve student outcomes by adopting more evidence-based practices.

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Gifted India Network

The Gifted India Network seeks to be the premier resource for parents and educators in India and the Middle East on the topics of gifted education, talent development, and enrichment programs for youth.

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Learn more about CTD's work with the Cooke Foundation.

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Pioneer Academics 

Founded in 2012, Pioneer is dedicated to empowering future leaders through intriguing and challenging learning opportunities. Pioneer’s social mission is to transcend cultural, geographic and socioeconomic barriers to educational engagement.

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Research and Articles

Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High-Ability Students

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Talent on the Sidelines: Excellent Gaps and America's Persistent Talent Underclass

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Mind the (Other) Gap! The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education

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CTD Produced Articles and Research

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Need Help Getting Started? 

If you would like to work with a CTD staff member to discuss your school's gifted programming, contact CTD's School Services team.

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