Parents of PPS TAG students have their own e-mail list. To subscribe send the message "subscribe" in the body (not the subject line) of the message to the following address

or fill in the box below with your email address:


Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted,
offers an e-mail list for parents and TAG teachers, staff, administrators and coordinators,

You can also subscribe directly by e-mail by sending an e-mail message to The message should read "subscribe" and the subject of the message should read "subscribe".
Having trouble? Send a message to and ask for an invitation to this list and/or XL-PDX

FACEBOOK pages/groups for TAG parents:  (2E) (National) (OATAG)


Margaret's website for Portland-area TAG parents (not associated with PPS)

Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG)

PPS TAG department homepage

Portland Public Schools homepage

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

Talented and Gifted page from the Oregon Department of Education

Hoagies Gifted Education Page by far the largest and most comprehensive web resource. One-stop shopping for gifted information

Davidson Institute

Davidson Institute articles

Margaret's Summary of Oregon TAG rules and complaint procedures


"Twelve Easy Things Parents can do to help OATAG help our children"

"What Educators need to know about Ability Grouping" is one of a large set of brochures produced by the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.

"To the Parents or Guardians of Students Identified as Talented and Gifted" is a "TAG Parent Brochure" available in several languages from the Oregon Department of Education at

"Twelve Cost-Effective Educational Options for Serving Gifted Students" from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development" (2005)

Find your legislator

The easiest way to do this is to go to the Oregon State Legislature's website at
and enter your address (with zip code)
Contacting your legislators and asking them to support TAG is very important!  Ask them  to support categorical TAG funding.












compiled by Margaret DeLacy 9/14/18