By Margaret DeLacy, Ph.D.
Vice President, OATAG
The Oregon State Board of Education is considering changes to the policies concerning complaints and appeals.
Below is my summary of the most important changes, followed by a link to the proposed language in the materials submitted to the Board, the hearing schedule, a note from Emily Nazarov concerning opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process and finally, a note from the Department of Education explaining the Department's current policy when districts fail to follow the process laid out in the OARs. If you wish to comment or participate, please be sure to submit any comments for the Board in good time: at least two days before the hearing takes place. As the rules are currently being revised, you may wish to comment on that too.
Question: My 9 year old suddenly announced that she was a vegetarian. This came as a complete surprise to me. Is this common in gifted families?
Summer Session registration opens Monday, April 24!
Fall Session registration will open Monday, May 1.
Question: What's the scoop on identifying and serving twice-exceptional homeschooled TAG students?
By Margaret DeLacy, Ph.D.
Topics include: myths and misconceptions, mandate compliance, best practices, supporting student learning, and more!
OATAG Mini-conference coming April 22nd in Seaside, Oregon! Topics include: myths and misconceptions, mandate compliance, best practices, supporting student learning, and more!
Written by Judy Smith
A common question we receive is how to get your student tested to see if they are TAG. There are several possibilities you can try. This article can provide guidance.
A new movie about Giftedness is coming to the US soon! Trailer here: http://bit.ly/2mgNi2Y We have a limited number of free tickets to OATAG members who are interested! Limited to the first 10 people total who respond!
We would like to inform you that there will be a hearing for House Bill 2419 in the Oregon House Education Committee on Monday at 3:00 in Hearing Room F.
This billl would fund district services to Talented and Gifted (TAG) students in Oregon.
The funding increases in steps:
Questions can be referred to OATAG's government relations chair, Margaret DeLacy, firstname.lastname@example.org at 503-774-7017.
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