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CTY Scholars from Baltimore are, from left, Arly Bencosme, Donzell Brown, Me’Shiah Bell, and Alan RamirezFour bright Baltimore-area teens have been named CTY Scholars by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and will start high school knowing they will spend the next four years working to make their dreams of going to a highly selective college a reality.

As part of the fully subsidized program, high school freshmen Me'Shiah Bell, Arly Bencosme, Donzell Brown, and Alan Ramirez will participate in challenging CTY courses and receive personalized college guidance, including tours of prestigious U.S. colleges....Read more.

Nearly 9,000 students from around the world attended CTY’s day and residential programs this summer, taking courses at 24 sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Picture of boy and teacher learning.

Heather Wilson’s classroom door is decorated with colorful glass ornaments that her third- and fourth-grade students have labeled to depict the parts of a cell. Inside, the room is a flurry of activity as her students monitor the life systems burgeoning around them—“biobottles” filled with fish, rocks, and plants; beans sprouting from petri dishes; DNA extracted from strawberries; and crystals forming geometric shapes under microscope lenses.

This is just a tiny slice of what happened this summer at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. A nonprofit center, CTY hosts hundreds of summer, online, and family courses for more than 20,000 academically advanced K-12 students each year....Read more.

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.