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Leadership Summit for Gifted and Academically Advanced Education

To:Superintendents, Principals, Teachers and Interested Parties
From:David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education
Date:February 5, 2005


I am pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, in partnership with district and higher education representatives, will host a two-day interactive Leadership Policy Summit on Gifted and Academically Advanced Education at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center on April 28 and 29, 2005.

Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Summit is free and open to leadership teams from any district, collaborative, or charter school in the Commonwealth. Each team must include a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Collaborative Director, or Charter School leader plus up to two additional team members (e.g., teachers, administrators, parents, business or community partners, or representatives of approved private schools serving special education students).

Space is limited, so teams are encouraged to register early. To register online, please visit the Summit website: or e-mail Summit Manager Richard Trotta at

At the Summit you will have the opportunity to learn from researchers in the field of gifted and academically advanced education from the College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Connecticut, as well as educational leaders in the field from Massachusetts and other states. I hope that you and teams from your district, charter school, or collaborative will join me at this conference.

Last Updated: February 4, 2005

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