ERIC Number: ED372590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Model Legislation: Gifted and Talented.
Foster, Andrew H.; And Others
This report presents a model state legislative bill to provide for the special needs of gifted and talented students. The model bill utilizes a "best practices" framework and attempts to be fiscally responsible and provide maximum flexibility while meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. The model legislation itself begins with a statement of purpose followed by a section defining the population of gifted and talented students and stating a policy of nondiscrimination. A section on supervision of gifted and talented programs covers the Office of State Coordinator, the duties of the Office of State Coordinator, and collaboration with the State Advisory Board. The section on the State Advisory Board for Gifted and Talented Education includes guidelines for Board establishment, Board membership, and Board duties. Specific program responsibilities and criteria are presented in the section on gifted and talented programs. In addition, a definition and nondiscrimination policy statement are offered on the issue of traditionally underserved populations. The final section makes appropriation recommendations. Following the model legislation, analysis is provided for each of the Bill's sections. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Gifted Education Policy Studies Program.