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Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for appointment to the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children are now being accepted.  Applications 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.  Please contact David Welch if you have any questions. [email protected]  (573) 751-7754 

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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