The Center seeks to help parents of gifted and talented students by providing resources, programming, and advocacy information. The Center held its inaugural Parent Conference in February 2020. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including twice-exceptional students, social and emotional needs of gifted students, legislative and advocacy information, and improving your district's gifted program. The Parent Conference is now an annual event, and we look forward to expanding our services for parents.
A note about Duke TIP's closing:
Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has been providing talent identification and development for precollegiate students for several decades. Duke TIP was the talent search program for the southern United States, including Texas. For years, Texas students have qualified for the Duke TIP programs and attended those programs at Duke, at satellite partner sites in Texas, and online. On October 7, 2020, Duke TIP announced it was eliminating the Duke TIP program effective immediately.
We know this is a huge loss to students and parents seeking accelerated programming. Baylor's Center is currently working to fill this gap, and will have more information soon.