Developing Effective State Policies for Gifted Education
The 2nd edition of NAGC's A Guide to State Policies in Gifted Education is now available in the online Bookstore. This edition is a downloadble PDF for easy navigation throughout the document and with links to the actual policy.
Why not add factors to state accountability systems that will reward school districts for doing the right thing? Adding accountability factors on the availability of and access to advanced courses and gifted education programming and services could encourage districts that had previously focused exclusively on the most struggling learners to take a chance on adding rigor to their offerings to focus on other of their students.
The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children (Second Edition) remains the only book that provides a comprehensive summary of the empirical research on the social and emotional development of gifted children by leading authorities in the field.
This blog post, an excerpt from Teaching for High Potential (Summer 2016), is by Thomas P. Hébert, professor of gifted and talented education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.
Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $12 million for the Javits Gifted & Talented Students Education Act in the bipartisan 2017 funding bill for the departments of labor, health and human services (L/HHS), and education.