Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Contact us at info(at)mcgate.org

Our Vision is that all of Maryland's diverse gifted and talented children and youth are supported, valued, and nurtured at home, in their learning environments, and in their communities. It is our belief that every student should experience the joy of learning something new each day.

Our Mission

To educate about and advocate for the needs of gifted and talented individuals in Maryland. To achieve this mission, MCGATE has identified the following goals:

  1. To advocate for an appropriate education and services to meet the needs of diverse gifted and talented learners throughout the state of Maryland.

  2. To educate families, caregivers, and the community about the needs of the gifted and talented.

  3. To support local associations dedicated to the interests of the gifted and talented.

  4. To inform local, state, and other public and private institutions about the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

  5. To promote advocacy and action at local, state, and national levels.

  6. To facilitate a statewide communications network to implement these goals.

URGENT CALL FOR ACTION!

Speak Out NOW to Voice Your Support for Gifted Education in Maryland

The Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently launched the Maryland Public Schools Strategic Planning Survey. This Survey will shape the Department’s direction and implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

If strong support for GIFTED EDUCATION is not voiced in the survey, don’t expect support for gifted education in the Strategic Plan.