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The proposed 2017-2018 funding for highly capable programs doesn't even allow districts to continue the services they offer today. Neither House nor Senate budget proposal addresses the persistent and pervasive under funding of gifted education, and both will do harm...

Coalition Response to House Democratic Budget

Highly capable programs have been basic education since 2009. It's past time for the Legislature to fulfill its obligation to these students, and today the House joins the Senate in missed opportunities. While the Senate Republican budget proposal last week required a...

Coalition Response to Senate Republican Budget

We're still digesting the Senate Republican budget that was released an hour ago, but initially we have many more questions than answers. In 2018, funding for gifted education remains essentially unchanged. Since districts will now be prohibited from using local levy...

Coalition Statement on HB 1843 and SSB 5607

On behalf of the highly capable students of Washington State, we are grateful to see increases to highly capable funding in the education plans represented in HB 1843 and SSB 5607. As an element of basic education, and no longer an optional enhancement, the funding...

A Portrait of a Gifted Child

Today we were fortunate to have M. René Islas, Executive Director of the National Association of Gifted Children, here to testify before the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. His remarks are attached: Gifted Education Day remarks from NAGC. Joining...

Gifted Education Day Proclamation

Governor Inslee has declared January 29th, 2016 Gifted Education Day. We encourage you to remind your legislators that gifted education is basic education, and share with them what highly capable services mean to your family. Use the District Finder on the Legislature’s website, or call the Legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

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