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Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Thank you to our U.S. Senators from Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Tammy Duckworth, for co-signing the bipartisan Grassley-Casey letter in support of continued funding for the highly effective Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program in 2018!
Javits funding (currently $12 million for 2017) is the only federal money specifically designated for gifted children, and the research funded by these Javits grants benefits underserved gifted students throughout the country. Javits is one of the programs that the Administration has proposed for elimination in 2018, so the outspoken support from Senators Durbin and Duckworth is critically important. On behalf of all of Illinois' gifted students, IAGC extends our heartfelt gratitude!
Want to learn more? See the NAGC website: http://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/Advocacy/Jacob%20Javits%20%20GT%20Act%20Letter.pdf
The Accelerated Placement Act just passed the House Education Committee unanimously! On to the full House vote before the end of May. Thanks to those of you who acted on our legislative alert yesterday!
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