Happy Monday and the first day of
Parenting Gifted Children Week!
Did you know?
Effective July 1, 2018 all Illinois school districts MUST have an adopted policy regarding acceleration to include early entrance to kindergarten and first grade, subject acceleration and whole grade acceleration to be reviewed each year in addition to annually reporting acceleration data to the Illinois State Board of Education. This legislation came about largely through the efforts of the IAGC Legislative and Advocacy Committee.
Currently the majority of districts in Illinois do not have an acceleration policy in place that meets the legislative requirements. IAGC recommends that you find out what the acceleration policy is in your school district.
Parents and educators working together will make a difference to improve education for all learners. IAGC has acceleration resources available here to learn more!
Please pass this message on to other parents and educators for them to learn more about meeting the needs of all learners in our schools.