General Advocacy Information
Resources and Research
Overview of Illinois Law and Policy Impacting Gifted and High-Ability Students:
Why Policy Support for Gifted and High-Ability Students Matters:
ILLINOIS HAS LARGE “OPPORTUNITY GAPS” AND THUS LARGE “EXCELLENCE GAPS”
Resources on How to Advocate Effectively in Your School:
Most decisions that affect the availability of and funding for programs and services for gifted and advanced learners are made at the local level. Therefore, in addition to supporting strong policy and funding for talent development at the state and federal levels, it is critical that parents and concerned educators engage with local school leaders to ensure that addressing the needs of advanced learners is a high priority.
Additional Useful Resources:
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