Welcome to the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association


Curious about TAG funding in your district?

Read “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Gifted and Talented Funding and Uses” from the Iowa Department of Education.

TAG budgets are public information. Those who wish to request their district’s budget can ask the person with the title of “board secretary.” This person is the legal custodian of all records of the district.  Usually, this person is also the School Business Official.

Thanks to all who made ITAG’s 2016 Annual Conference a success! 

Visit our conference page for more details: http://www.iowatag.org/events/itag-conference/

US_Capitol_from_NWESSA and gifted education: Let the Iowa DE hear from gifted advocates!

The gifted community has been celebrating the inclusion of gifted education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal education bill that replaces No Child Left Behind. Now, along with the celebrating, it’s time to begin the advocacy work. What do you need to know about ESSA and gifted education?

For starters, Iowa’s Department of Education is in the process of creating Iowa’s ESSA plan.  The Iowa DE needs to hear from gifted education advocates throughout the state. The DE is hosting listening posts to gather public input.  Attend these meetings in person if you can. The schedule is at https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2016/09/20/public-input-sought-every-student-succeeds-act. If you are unable to attend the listening posts, you can submit your input to essa@iowa.gov.

NAGC has two documents to help you with your advocacy:Q & A about the gifted education provisions in ESSA and action planning suggestions.

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-11-57-19-amRead the Fall 2016 issue of the ITAG Newsletter

Highlights include:

~ Information about the ITAG 2016 conference, including an article from Dr. Jim Delisle, keynote speaker

~ An article on differentiation