The Promise Newsletter, a member's only benefit, is the quarterly publication of the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children.  (If you are a member and are not receiving your copy of Promise in the US mail, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The due date for article submission is:

November/December 2017 issue - October 10, 2017


Promise provides members with information regarding:

  • State of New Jersey and national initiatives for gifted education

  • Educator and parent opportunities to attend workshops and family activities around New Jersey

  • Teacher and parent resources including opportunities for gifted students in New Jersey and around the country

  • Ways for teachers and parents of the gifted to network within the State and in their own regions

  • Student news that provides ideas on how to get involved with activities that challenge gifted learners

If you are an educator, parent, student, or someone else concerned about the needs of gifted students, NJAGC encourages you to share your knowledge and expertise with the gifted community by writing an article* for the Promise Newsletter.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom activities/projects; Instructional strategies; Winning kids/teachers

  • Aligning G&T activities/projects to the Core Curriculum State Standards

  • Tips for parents and educators; Parenting the gifted child

  • Advocating for the gifted

  • Social/emotional issues; Understanding the gifted child

  • Announcements about upcoming events

  • All items, including photos* (in .jpg format) and accompanying caption/s, must be camera-ready and submitted electronically to Loretta Kumpf, Promise editor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than the deadline date.

*Obtaining parental permission for publication of material about minor children is the responsibility of the person submitting the article/photo, etc.  Obtaining permission for publication of material about adults is the responsibility of the person submitting the article/photo, etc.

Submission Guidelines:

Please use the following proofreading guidelines:

  • Text should be in a Word document, Times New Roman 12, single-spaced, no paragraph formatting.  Intent paragraphs five spaces. 

  • Article must have a title and by-line of the contributor, whether the contributor is an educator (grade/program taught), parent, student, or other individual, and home or work phone number. 

  • Edit for correct spacing between words; Insert double space between sentences.

  • Place punctuation marks inside quotation marks.  Example, John said, "Gifted programs are important."

  • Put commas around dates and states when they come in the middle of the sentence.   Example: “On January 12, 2013, I went to Trenton, New Jersey, for a meeting.” and spell out state names.

  • Insert a comma before the word “and” in a list of three or more items.

  • Avoid contractions and the use of “&.”

  • Book titles are underlined.  Movies, television shows, newspapers, and magazines are italicized. “Newspaper and magazine articles” are enclosed in quotation marks. 


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