IAGC Advocacy Initiatives
These are exciting times for gifted education advocacy! With the needs of gifted and talented students acknowledged for the first time in the reauthorized federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), IAGC has worked over the last year to raise awareness and leverage these new provisions to improve support for high-ability students in Illinois’ education plan. IAGC also joined forces with the Untapped Potential Project (formerly One Chance Illinois) to pass the Untapped Potential Act in 2016. We have introduced two bills during the 2017 legislative session: SB 1223 (Accelerated Placement Act) and HB 2461 (Report Card Bill).
Click the links below to learn more about these advocacy efforts and next steps for the IAGC State Initiatives Committee:
School Report Card Bill (HB 2461)
Untapped Potential Act – Signed into law June 2016
We Need Advocates Like You!
How to Get Involved:
Contact the State Initiatives Committee Co-Chairs for more information:
Mark your calendar for the next quarterly IAGC State Initiatives Committee meeting. Committee Meetings always take place on the mornings of board meetings. See our home page
General Advocacy Information
Illinois Gifted Education Law and Background
Why Policy Support for Gifted Students is Important
Resources on How to Advocate Effectively for Gifted StudentsModel Policies and Key Research