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Experts in gifted education converge at JHU

Julian StanleySome of the brightest stars in gifted education converged in Baltimore this week to celebrate strides made in the field and discuss plans for the future.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) co-hosted the 12th annual Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development on its Mt. Washington campus April 29-May 1, bringing about 200 scholars and educators from around the world together to share research findings and personal stories about their work with exceptionally bright students....Read more.

Alicia Fuentes GargalloAlicia Fuentes-Gargallo, a Spanish teacher at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Md., is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The annual award, presented to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures, was established in 1989 by Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department. It includes a $1,500 prize....Read more.

Report shows widespread lack of support for high-ability, low-income students

Equal Talents, Equal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students report coverLow-income students with advanced academic abilities are far less likely than their wealthier peers to have access to resources that would help them succeed, according a new report co-authored by JHU researchers Jonathan Plucker, Amanda Dettmer, and Grace Healey, with Jennifer Glynn of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation....Read more.

Memorial event honors CTY alumnus Joshua Ringel

Gregory OrrGregory Orr will visit Johns Hopkins University April 22 as the featured poet in the 2018 Joshua Ringel Memorial Poetry Reading....Read more.

3 CTY students standing in front of a world mapA new humanities program for older students at Dickinson College, new sites in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California, and four new courses are what’s new this summer at CTY....Read more.