9/1/2010

The Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act, the only federal-funding mechanism for gifted education, may be eliminated through budget cuts, according to Education Week reporter Christina A. Samuels. Advocacy groups, including the Council for Exceptional Children, are lobbying congressional lawmakers to preserve the program, which has been used recently to ensure that more minority and low-income students are included in gifted education. "There's a population of students who are not getting the services they need," said Kim Hymes, CEC's director of policy and advocacy.

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