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Purpose of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children was established by the Missouri legislature in 2013 to provide advice to the Commissioner of Education regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented children. The legislation governing the Council is Chapter 161 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 161.249.


Meeting Notice

A time sensitive meeting will beheld virtually (using the Zoom platform) on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.  Please refer to the agenda for further information on how to listen to this meeting.  The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.  Further information and an agenda will be announced on this page.


Gifted Advisory Council 2019 Report

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children has completed its 2019 Report and will be presenting information to the State Board of Education at the October 22 meeting. The focus of the report is threefold:

  1. Updating state data about gifted students and programs
  2. Reviewing progress on recommendations from the Council’s previous reports
  3. Reconsideration of recommendations

Please feel free to download the 2019 Annual Report and share this information with other individuals and groups interested in gifted education in Missouri. 


Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for appointment to the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children are now being accepted. The application can be found in the Quick Links' section of this web page.  Candidates must be residents of Missouri and have an interest in and experience with gifted and talented children. All appointments are for four-year terms. The deadline for applications is May 31. All applications, including those for reappointment, will be given to the Commissioner in June. The Commissioner of Education makes appointments in August for terms that begin in September.  

For more information, contact Christine Nobbe.
Christine.Nobbe@dese.mo.gov
Phone:  (573) 751-7754

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