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Illinois Senators Co-sign Grassley-Casey Letter in Support of Javits Funding

05/24/2017 7:32 PM | Newenka DuMont (Administrator)

Thank you to our U.S. Senators from Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth, for co-signing the bipartisan Grassley-Casey letter in support of continued funding for the highly effective Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program in 2018! 

Javits funding (currently $12 million for 2017) is the only federal money specifically designated for gifted children, and the research funded by these Javits grants benefits underserved gifted students throughout the country.  Javits is one of the programs that the Administration has proposed for elimination in 2018, so the outspoken support from Senators Durbin and Duckworth is critically important. On behalf of all of Illinois' gifted students, IAGC extends our heartfelt gratitude!

Want to learn more?  See the NAGC website:  http://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/Advocacy/Jacob%20Javits%20%20GT%20Act%20Letter.pdf



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