The GATE program funding is now included in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), authorized by the 2013-14 Budget Act, 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 information about GATE may still be helpful to local educators.
New Resources for 2014
- California Association for the Gifted (CAG)
A non-profit organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and professionals interested in promoting gifted education in California.
- Differentiating the Common Core
State Standards for Gifted Students (PDF)
This CAG document provides clarification regarding the relationship between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Standards. Answers to questions about the teaching and learning processes necessary to achieve academic and personal success for GATE students are also provided.
- Differentiating the Common Core State Standards for Gifted Students (PDF)
2013 and Past Resources
- Academic Decathlon
A team competition wherein students match their intellects with students from other schools.
- The Association for the Gifted (TAG)
A division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Promotes scholarly research, advocacy, and professional development.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
Computer-based distance-learning courses for high-ability students of all ages in an individualized educational experience in a variety of subjects from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Fosters education and research to support the unique social and emotional needs of gifted individuals.
- U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
The NCLB Act, administered by the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Program, provides federal funding to the state for implementation of programs for improving student academic achievement.
- 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.