Contacts

State Education Agency

Nebraska Department of Education

Mary Duffy

Director High Ability Learning

P.O. Box 94987

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, NE  68509

402-471-0737

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Nebraska Association for the Gifted

2623 N. 145th Avenue

Omaha, NE  68116
 

John A. Thomsen

Executive Director


Dr. Beth Fitzgerald

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
307,398
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
46,693
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $2,300,000

2013-2014:  $2,300,000

2012-2013:  $2,300,000

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Performing/Visual Arts
Creatively Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
No
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted & talented students? 
Yes
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
No
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
Yes
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No