Two items pertaining to Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students are in discussions right now on Capitol Hill.
A. The Talent Act. Purpose: to aid gifted and high-ability learners by empowering the nation's teachers act.
B. Continuation of funding of the Javitz Act. The Javits Gifted & Talented Students Education program has been de-funded for 2011 as part of $38 billion in cuts to this year's spending levels agreed to by the White House and Congress in order to pass a compromise "continuing resolution." Learn more at www.nagc.org.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) are both on education subcommittees, so if you would like to email them regarding these issue, please use the following email addresses: