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Aren't they gifted, too?



The proposed addition of five words to the Florida Education Code is raising hackles among gifted students and educators around the state. The words are "in grades K through 8," and they would amend the legal definition of who's considered gifted in Florida schools. Translation: high school students no longer would qualify for gifted education funding.

Needless to say, the Florida Association for the Gifted vehemently opposes this part of Senate Bill 1046. So the group is calling out its forces to urge lawmakers to kill the language as the bill goes to the Senate Pre-K-12 Education Appropriations Committee tomorrow morning. "While secondary programs do currently face challenges in funding as well as other areas, eliminating these students from the rule is not a viable solution," the group states in an alert that went to supporters today.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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