Timothy Runge was elected to serve as Higher Education Liaison on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE).
PAGE is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to helping gifted learners, parents, and educators. An affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children since 1951, PAGE has assisted countless parents, teachers, and administrators in helping Pennsylvania’s gifted learners reach their full potential. PAGE operates a free helpline, a network of local affiliates, annual conferences, Web-based resources, and effective advocacy. Working with state legislators and members of the state Department of Education, PAGE fostered the passage of Pennsylvania’s Chapter 16, Special Education for the Gifted, one of the strongest for gifted education in the nation.
Runge, director of the IUP Center for Rural Gifted Education, will work with PAGE and institutions of higher education to advocate for the inclusion of knowledge and skill development related to gifted children in undergraduate and graduate curricula so that educators are better prepared to meet the needs of gifted learners.
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