The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Association for the Gifted and Talented is an independent, voluntary organization of parents, educators and friends of the gifted. Our organization was established in 1978 and continues today providing resources for parents and advocating for students.
The mission of the C-FB AGT is to advocate for the needs of the gifted and to ensure that all gifted and talented students in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District receive appropriate educational opportunities.
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The Young Scientist Challenge is a youth science and engineering competition administered by Discovery Education and 3M for middle school students. Students apply by creating a 1-2 minute video detailing their idea for a new invention intended to solve an everyday problem. Compete for $25,000 and the title of America's Top Young Scientist.
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February is the last month for K-12 students to submit entries for the DART 2020 Student Art Contest. Deadline is Feb 28.
Contestants can compete to earn a spot for their design on DART buses and trains, plus cash and other prizes.
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Senate Interim Charges Include Review of Impact of G/T Allotment Repeal
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released 116 Senate Committee charges to study in the interim before the 2021 legislative session. Among these charges is to monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Education passed by the 86th Legislature The monitoring charge, spearheaded by Senator Jane Nelson, directs the committee to “Review the impact of the repeal of a Gifted and Talented allotment on programs in districts and charter schools; Highlight various innovative Gifted and Talented programs in districts and charter schools across the state, and make recommendations on methods to strengthen and promote Gifted and Talented programs throughout Texas” (see p. 4).
TAGT appreciates the efforts of Senator Nelson, a strong G/T advocate, and is thrilled that G/T programs and funding will continue to be highlighted as an area of focus for the Senate Committee on Education.