ERIC Number: ED371526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Education of the Gifted and Talented Reauthorization Fact Sheet.
This fact sheet summarizes issues involved in the reauthorization of the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988, Title IV-B, Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This Act provides grants for research and demonstration projects and training activities to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. The Javits program has served over 2 million gifted and talented students through 75 discretionary projects and also funds the National Center for Research and Development in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth. A Federal government report is cited indicating that only two cents of every $100 spent on K-12 education in 1990 supported special opportunities for gifted students, and recommending that the definition of "gifted" be broadened and that effective programs be expanded into regular school programs. Specific reauthorization issues addressed include: whether to focus on equal education or on excellence for the few; reauthorization of the National Center for Gifted Research; and continuation of discretionary grants for model projects serving only gifted and talented students. Specific appropriation figures for fiscal years 1989 through 1995 (proposed) are listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV