NJAGC spoke at public testimony sessions and wrote letters to the NJ State Board of Education in January, May, and September 2018. Read the responses which prompted two bills to be crafted and moved through the state legislature this fall to help Strengthen and Improve Gifted Education in New Jersey.
November 8 and 9, 2018,
STUDENTS, PARENTS, EDUCATORS
Use your Summer time to Write a brief letter/email to the NJ State Board of Education. Attach a letter (which will be posted on the DOE site) as an MS Word Document.
What to include?
State your position (parent, teacher of gifted, general educator, administrator, grandparent, retired educator)
State the "ASK"
Need to provide guidance to local districts to improve gifted education: identification of and a variety of services to students grades k-12.
Many districts aren't doing it Many districts aren't following NJ Administrative Code
The next opportunity to present issues about gifted education is in September Do this in August. The next opportunity to testify in person about gifted education is on September 12. You can register to speak (search by date) or send a letter by 9/12/2018.
WHERE to send MS Word attachment:
Mail to NJ State Board of Education
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-500