His work defining and studying the excellence gap is part of a larger effort to re-orient the thinking of policymakers and educators toward how to best promote success and high achievement for all children.
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On this MLK Day we are reminded that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s work of civil rights activism is not finished. Racism still pervades American culture. We find it not only in our history but in ourselves, our leaders, and our institutions, including in those systems for identifying and serving the needs of high ability students in New Mexico public schools.
We know many high-ability students are being left behind by their school districts. The latest Office for Civil Rights 2013-2014 data collection reveals wide disparities in the percentages of high schools attended by mostly Black and Latino students that offer courses such as calculus, physics, chemistry, and Algebra II, compared to all high schools. The data also show low percentages of enrollment in gifted education and AP courses by Black, Latino, and children with disabilities, compared to those groups’ total enrollment in schools offering these programs and services. -NAGC, Closing Opportunity Gaps, July, 2016.
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MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge (http://m3challenge.siam.org) is the new name of the prestigious Internet-based competition known for providing a pinnacle high school experience for juniors and seniors and inspiring them to pursue STEM majors and careers. Now sponsored by leading software developer MathWorks, the contest is free and open to all U.S. students, and will award top teams this year with $100,000 in scholarships toward the pursuit of higher education. M3 Challenge has given more than one million dollars in scholarships to date and has been endorsed by the NASSP since 2010.
Challenge weekend is set for March 2-5, 2018. Registration is open now through Friday, February 23, at 4 p.m. EST sharp!
The National Association for Gifted Children, with which we are affiliated, will come to Albuquerque for their national convention in 2019!
We at NMAG are very proud and excited about this opportunity. Mark your calendars and spread the word. Download the Save the Date Poster to print it and send it to administrators, staff, and policy makers. Join us in preparing for impact! It’s going to be phenomenal!
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Your membership supports advocacy for gifted learners in New Mexico and provides you with discounted conference fees at our Annual Fall Gifted Institute in October.
We look forward to working with you!
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It is a great turn out this morning for the arduous but necessary work of collaboration in order to update the TAM for gifted education in New Mexico. Thank you to all physically present at NMHU Rio Rancho Center (pictured below), traveling from as far as Clovis and Farmington, and to those virtuall...
I hope this is okay to share here! Announcing "Let's Learn Latin: Albuquerque", a full-day workshop for ES/MS teachers, taking place on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Hotel Albuquerque. This workshop will introduce non-Latin teachers to the world of Latin and the ancient Romans through a series of engaging lessons, hopefully inspiring participants to incorporate Latin and Classics into their own curricula. Presented by Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute and made possible by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. More information and online registration here: ... See MoreSee Less