Last week, CEC and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) presented a press release that commended the actions by key leaders in Congress to restore funding to support The Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act.
The Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, which was defunded by Congress in FY 2011, is now being included in the newly released Fiscal Year 2014 spending bill. $5 million dollars in funding is set to be restored.
NAGC and CEC have long advocated for a greater investment in the Javits Act, working closely with Senate Appropriations Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Despite years of modest funding, the Javits program has enjoyed a strong record of success, helping to develop strategies that teachers have used to recognize high-potential and serve gifted students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Javits Act is among many other programs that are set to be funded as part of a bipartisan $1.1 Trillion federal funding bill. This bill contains numerous CEC supported investments in special and gifted education programs featured in last week’s Policy Insider.
Click here to read the full news release.