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CAG Names 2017-18 Friend of the Gifted, Educator of the Year

Westport, CT 5/7/2018 – The Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) has announced that New Canaan (CT) Saxe Middle School Gifted/Talented Teacher, Jean Caffrey has been named the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) '2018 Educator of the Year', and Connecticut's Education Committee lawmakers who supported the new G/T law PA 17-82 have been named CAG's 'Friend of the Gifted'. Caffrey and the Education Committee members will be honored at an awards ceremony during CAG's Annual Members Dinner at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown, on May 16, 2018. Rep. Andrew Fleischmann will represent the committee at the dinner and receive the award. [ more ]


Advocacy and Leadership Conference, NAGC, Washington. DC. March 18-20, 2018

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted representatives attended the NAGC Legislative Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. CAG's VP for Legislation and Public Policy, Bianka Kortlan-Cox was one of the speakers addressing CT's new gifted education law, PA 17-82, and CAG Vice President Bonnie O'Reagan, met on the Hill with Sen. Murphy's representatives to talk about federal funding for gifted education, the Javits Fund, and the progress CT is expected to make following the passage of the new law. CAG member, Yvonne DeSt.Croix visited Rep. DeLauro's office to discuss the Javits funding and establishing a liaison connection for CAG. She also attended Betsy DeVos' hearing yesterday on the Capitol.
https://www.nagc.org/2018-leadership-advocacy-conference


Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) Names Macdonough School's John Ferrero the 2017 'Educator of the Year' and UConn's Catherine Little, PhD, the 2017 'Friend of the Gifted'

(Westport, CT): 5/4/2017 – Middletown (CT) Macdonough School STEM teacher, John Ferrero has been named the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) 2017 Educator of the Year award. University of Connecticut Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Catherine Little, PhD, has been named CAG's 2017 Friend of the Gifted. Ferrero and Little will be honored at an awards ceremony during CAG's Annual Members Dinner at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown, on May 16, 2017. [ more ]


CAG Awards 'Friend of the Gifted' To CT Education Commissioner Wentzell May 10, 2016

(Westport, CT): 4/28/2016 – Connecticut State Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell is the recipient of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted 2016 Friend of the Gifted award. CAG's annual Friend of the Gifted award is given to an educator, school administrator, parent, community member, or professional who has profoundly impacted the lives of gifted children in our state. [ more ]


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