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National conference on gifted education coming to Atlanta

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the premier advocacy organization for the educational needs of the gifted, will hold its 2010 national convention in downtown Atlanta, November 11-14.

NAGC is offering a $25 discount on convention registration until Sept. 17. Still, the convention isn’t cheap — after the discount, registration is $360 for NAGC members and $459 for non-members. And most of the 450 sessions are geared more toward teachers and administrators than parents.

My recommendation? Encourage your principal to send a few teachers to the convention. Budgets for professional development are tighter than ever, but this is a rare chance for local educators to attend this valuable conference without any travel expenses, so it’s a relative bargain.

And don’t worry — there’s something more affordable and appropriate for us parents. NAGC and its Georgia counterpart, GAGC, will present Parent Day on Saturday, Nov. 13. This full-day event will address topics such as parenting and advocacy. Registration is $65 for members of GAGC or NAGC. Non-members will pay $110, which includes a one-year membership to the national and state organizations.

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