Legislative Advocacy

It is important that legislators as well as other elected officials and public representatives be aware of the needs and concerns of gifted students. Your advocacy can help!

Toolkits:
These sites give information you might find useful when speaking with, or writing to, a legislator or other public representative about the concerns of gifted students.
NAGC Advocacy Toolkit
CAGT Advocacy Toolkit
Wright’s Law “Letter to a Stranger”

GT Standards and Legislation:
National Assocation of Gifted Children (NAGC) Gifted Programming Standards
Davidson summary of federal policy
Colorado State GT Laws and Regulations
Davidson summary of Colorado Policy
Jeffco GT "Rights and Responsibilities"
The latest on federal GT-related legislation: NAGC Legislative update
National Assocation of Gifted Children (NAGC) Gifted Programming Standards
See also JAGC's website's "GT Links" for a list of additional sites related to Legislative Advocacy under State/US Gifted Education Policy.

How to help:
Contact your elected officials and share your thoughts
Colorado Association for Gifted Children (CAGT) advocates for gifted children and informs policy makers on the needs of gifted learners and advocates for improvements that affect high ability learners

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What all do Jeffco GT Resource Teachers do? JAGC asked. You can read an article about it on JAGC's website.

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