A long time ago, in a school far, far away, gifted education enjoyed what has been referred to as a Golden Age. With the dawn of NCLB, the pendulum swung in the direction of prescribed, didactic instruction that focused on meeting minimum standards and the weaknesses of our students. Meanwhile, the world saw technology advance at an unprecedented rate. In 2017, there is a great shift in the Force. We are seeing the dawn of a brand new day for gifted education. The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Students Act combined with new technology standards from ISTE has created the perfect opportunity for gifted education to move back to being a central focus of educational initiatives. Now is the time for us to form a Rebel Alliance and to become strong again in the ways of the Force.