IAGC Advocacy Initiatives: 2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS
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 to pass the Untapped Potential Act in 2016. We also introduced and passed two bills during the 2017 legislative session: SB 1223 (Accelerated Placement Act) and HB 2461 (Report Card Act).
Click the links below to learn more about these advocacy efforts and next steps for the IAGC Policy and Advocacy Committee:
School Report Card Act (HB 2461)
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
We Need Advocates Like You!
How to Get Involved:
Contact the Policy and Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs for more information:
Mark your calendar for the next quarterly IAGC Policy and Advocacy Committee meeting. Committee Meetings always take place on the mornings of board meetings. See our home page