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Gifted Advisory Council

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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.

Council Focus

A.  Identify state and national issues that are relevant to the continued growth of gifted programs in Missouri.

B.  Become informed about best practices for gifted and talented education and gifted education's role as an integral facet of education in Missouri.

C.  Advise the Commissioner of Education of policies and procedures related to the administration of gifted programs, including but not limited to student identification, teacher certification, curriculum and program evaluation.

D.  Encourage the development and consistent implementation of comprehensive, high quality services for gifted and talented children throughout the state.

E.  Act as a resource to other groups interested in gifted and talented education.

For more information, contact David Welch.
[email protected]
Phone:  (573) 751-7754

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