National Advocacy

National advocacy efforts focus primarily on raising awareness of the needs of gifted students in law and to stakeholders. The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children sends officers and board members to Trenton, to Washington DC, and to national conferences in order to assure that our members are informed about initiatives that will impact gifted education.

Currently, the impact of the federal new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 has wording specific to meeting the needs of gifted students. Stay current on these national initiatives by frequently checking the National Association for Gifted Children’s Legislative Update page and pages specific to ESSA

NJAGC’s Advocacy Vice President, Roberta Braverman, and Trustee Lynne Henwood, will be representing NJ at the NAGC Affiliate Leaders Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, March 14, they will be visiting the Capitol Hill Offices of our NJ Senators and Representatives to request support for the Javits Act funding and ESSA initiatives related to gifted education. If you are a voter in NJ and would like to help them get an appointment with your Representative, we would appreciate your assistance as a constituent. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help make a difference. 

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United States Senators 

Senator Robert Menendez

Senator Cory Booker-

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