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Jonathan Plucker, a prominent education policy and talent development scholar, will join Johns Hopkins University in January as the inaugural Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development.

This joint appointment between the School of Education and the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) reflects Johns Hopkins’ commitment to interdisciplinary research and to advancing the science of learning.

“In his exceptional career to date, Jonathan Plucker has been a compelling and informed voice speaking to the needs of students at all points on the learning spectrum,” said Elaine Hansen, executive director of CTY. “His leadership in defining the excellence gap as a critical dimension of all educational improvement is particularly key to advancing and integrating the unique strengths of JHU’s School of Education and the Center for Talented Youth.” ...Read more.

Jonathan PluckerJonathan Plucker is a prominent education policy and talent development scholar, and the inaugural Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a joint appointment at the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) and School of Education.

He has been supported by more than $30 million in external grants and contracts, and has published over 200 articles, chapters and reports. His most recent books include “Intelligence 101,” published with Amber Esping by Springer, and “Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education,” published with Carolyn Callahan by Prufrock Press. ...Read more.

In an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun published on April 15, 2015, CTY Executive Director Elaine Tuttle Hansen takes issue with the Baltimore City Public School’s proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the only free summer enrichment program for academically advanced Baltimore public school students. Full text below. 

The cost of cutting the AP Summer Academy

By Elaine Tuttle Hansen

The Baltimore City school system's proposal to eliminate the Advanced Placement Summer Academy, the city's only summer enrichment program for academically advanced students, will reportedly trim $99,000 from the budget as part of an overhaul of the school system's summer programs, which aims to save a total of $2.5 million. ...Read more.

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Baltimore, Md., and The Nueva School, Hillsborough and San Mateo, Calif., announce that CTY will hold its acclaimed Summer Programs for advanced learners on The Nueva School’s San Mateo / Bay Meadow campus in summer, 2015. 
 
CTY’s Summer Programs, for students completing grades 2-6, will be held in two three week academic sessions, from June 28 to July 17, and July 19 to August 7. ...Read more.

BALTIMORE, January 21, 2015One researcher wants to develop a software tool that could help physicians pinpoint which drugs work best to treat patients with lung cancer. Another will address global warming by exploring a new, more economical way to grow algae. And a third hopes to create a human-powered portable refrigerator to transport vaccines to remote areas. 

These studies may seem like the work of top university research scientists. In fact, the projects belong to aspiring middle and high school researchers who have been named recipients of the CTY Cogito Research Awards by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). ...Read more.