Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program funding in California is now included in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), authorized by the Budget Act for 2013–14, in place of most previously existing K–12 state funding streams. Funding for this program will now be determined at the local level. The following resources provide useful information about GATE for local educators and families as they explore educational options for high-ability students.
- Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
As the new home of Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY), GiftedandTalented.com is the premier online community dedicated to advanced learning for K–12 students offering online courses, expert tutors, information and advice designed to help parents and educators develop accelerated learners.
- News Release: Jacob R. Javits Grant Award
The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education received a federal grant from the Jacob R. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program to support Project CHANGE, a program focusing on early identification of gifted potential of underrepresented students in preschool through grade two.
- California Association for the Gifted (CAG)
A non-profit organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and professionals interested in promoting gifted education in California.
- National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
A non-profit organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and professionals interested in promoting gifted education on a national level.
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Fosters education and research to support the unique social and emotional needs of gifted individuals.
- The Association for the Gifted (TAG)
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Promotes scholarly research, advocacy, and professional development.
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
A worldwide network of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, educational institutions, and others interested in research and information on the gifted.
Publications and Research
- National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRCGT)
The NRCGT promotes and publishes research on gifted education related to current and emerging issues in education of gifted and talented students, including GATE students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups.
- Differentiating the Comon Core State Standards for Gifted Students
This document provides clarification regarding the relationship between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students (DOC). Answers to questions about the teaching and learning processes necessary to achieve academic and personal success for GATE students are also provided.
- Academic Decathlon
A Team competition wherin students match their intellects with students from other schools.
- Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
Sponsored by the University of Iowa. Conducts talent search and educational programs for gifted students.
- California Future Problem Solving Program
The California affiliate for Future Problem Solving Program International
- Center for Talent Development
Northwestern University's Gifted Learner Links offers individualized online courses for gifted students.
- College Admissions Services
Resources and information about college admissions including financial aid, scholarships, studying for the SAT, writing application essays, and the college admissions process.
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Supports profoundly gifted young people and opportunities for development of talents.
- Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
A program that involves students solving challenges and working cooperatively with a team to push the limits of imagination.
- Future Problem Solving Program International
An international non-profit organization that offers programs designed for 4th to 12th grade students to help develop their abilities in research, critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork.
- Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
Gifted information and resources for parents, educators, counselors, administrators, other professionals, kids and teens.
- International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
A nonprofit educational foundation that offers curriculum for high academic programs for high school, middle school, and primary grades.
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
U.S. Department of Education sponsored programs for gifted and talented education funding for elementary, high school, and college students; local educational agency grant programs, and university research.
- Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
The program identifies top academic students in grades two through eight and opportunities for participation in challenging educational programs through their tenth grade year.
- Odyssey of the Mind
An international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college involving regional, state, and international competitions.
- Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)
An eight-week online learning program specially designed for gifted and talented students.