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From the ECS State Policy Database: Special Populations--Gifted and Talented - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

State of the States in Gifted Education: National Policy and Practices Data--2008-2009 - This report is the only comprehensive look at the state of gifted education across the country. (National Association for Gifted Children, November 2009)...

Gifted Education State Policy Database - This database, supported by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, provides 50-state information on gifted and talented education policies, as well as state statistics on gifted education and K-12 public education in general. The database also identifies state-specific obstacles to gifted education, schools and opportunties (clubs, enrichment programs) for the gifted, as well as state-specific networking and discussion forums. The database’s 50-state map indicates at a glance which states mandate and fund, mandate but do not fund or do not mandate and do not fund gifted education. The page also offers information on federal gifted education statistics and policies. ...

Intellectually Gifted Students Joint Study Committee Report - In 2003, in order to respond to constituent concerns about the effectiveness of the state’s gifted and talented program, the Tennessee legislature created a committee to study the issue and propose changes to rules and regulations in five interrelated areas. These included improving student eligibility criteria, education planning and evaluation and reevaluation methods, ensuring that gifted students’ needs were met in regular K-12 classrooms, that they had access to advanced instruction in higher grades and postsecondary institutions and that teachers were provided with pre-service, in-service and advanced training regarding the needs of gifted students. The committee lists its recommendations beginning on page four. (Tennessee State Department of Education, January 2004)...

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