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The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is saddened to mark the passing of Harold Levy, former executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Levy, who died last month, was a lawyer and former New York City Schools chancellor. He led the foundation, which awards thousands of scholarships to low-income students, from 2014 until earlier this year....Read more.

Elaine Tuttle Hansen Elaine Tuttle Hansen, a scholar and educator who has served as executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth since 2011, will step down at the end of December.

Under Hansen’s leadership, CTY has enhanced its renowned summer programs, expanded its research efforts and resources, further developed its online and international presence, and helped place thousands of advanced pre-college students on the track toward achieving their full potential. Her commitment to improving educational opportunities for young people and for strengthening and growing CTY’s impact around the world has been unwavering....Read more.

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.