Javits Funding

WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2014) – The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the nation’s leading advocates for more funding to support gifted students, applauded the actions by key leaders in Congress to restore funding to support a U.S. Department of Education program focused on providing educators with the tools to identify and serve such students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This week, Senate and House appropriators released a Fiscal Year 2014 spending bill that includes $5 million for the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act. The Javits Act, which was defunded by Congress in FY 2011, supports applied research to develop classroom strategies for identifying and serving these learners.