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The latest on gifted



The House today unanimously passed the Senate's version of the bill that gifted education advocates have been watching closely. SB 1046, which the Senate unanimously adopted earlier in the day, freezes funding levels for high school gifted students at this year's levels, instead of killing it outright, as had been the original plan. Maybe all the pressure from parents who have high achieving kids made a difference, after all. The bill still needs Gov. Charlie Crist's approval.

CLARIFICATION: For the record, the Florida Gifted Network makes clear that the House and Senate have the same goals in mind - capping high school gifted funding and charging OPPAGA to look into the way gifted money gets spent - but they still need to conference over the exact bill language. Sorry for any confusion.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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