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Santino VaughnThe Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is broadening its efforts to identify Baltimore City students with advanced learning abilities and connect these bright students and their teachers with quality gifted resources and programs. ...Read more.

JHU education professors Robert Slavin and Jonathan Plucker are ranked among the top university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to shape education policy and practice right now. ...Read more.

Jonathan PluckerWho are the profoundly gifted? And what do they need in order to thrive?

Leading gifted education experts discussed these questions this week on the National Public Radio podcast 1A, which explores issues at the forefront of American life. The episode, titled “Rated PG: Profoundly Gifted, featured panelists Jonathan Plucker, Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at JHU’s School of Education and Center for Talented Youth; Anya Kamenetz, NPR education reporter and a CTY alumna; and Patricia Susan Jackson, founder and director of the Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted. ...Read more.

Jonathan PluckerWe are pleased to announce that Jonathan Plucker, CTY’s Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, is the next president-elect of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). 

Plucker will preside over the 13-member board, which charts a strategic course for the organization, sets priorities for programs and services, and oversees finances and resources. His two-year term as president-elect begins Sept. 1, and his term as president begins in 2019.  ...Read more.

Valerie Nao YoshimuraValerie Nao Yoshimura, a French teacher at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language.

Each year, CTY gives the award to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures. Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department established the award in 1989. It includes a $1,500 prize. ...Read more.