- 444,196 identified G/T students in Texas in 2019-2020.
- To teach gifted students, Texas law requires 30 hours of initial G/T training and 6-hour updates each year. – 19 Texas Administrative Code 89.2
- Gifted students can master the curriculum in less than 1/2 the time of their nongifted peers (Reis et. al, 1993).
- More than 2/3 of elementary and middle schools in the U.S. have G/T programs (Yaluma & Tyner, 2018).
- Only 21 states polled required gifted services K-12 (NAGC & CSDPG, 2015).
- In 22 of 25 states studied, less than 5% of students of color were enrolled in gifted programs (Yaluma & Tyner, 2018).
- In high-poverty schools, only 6.1% of students were enrolled in gifted programs (Yaluma & Tyner, 2018).
Advocacy - Working with Your Child’s School
Advocating for Exceptionally Gifted Young People (PDF)
Advocating for the 2E Child and the Profoundly Gifted in a Traditional School Setting
Effective Advocates by Dr. Julia Link Roberts and Tracy Ford Inman (PDF)
Fearless Advocacy: A Day in the Life of a Gifted Child’s Parent
Myths About Gifted Students
NAGC Advocacy Toolkit
NAGC Advocating for Gifted Programs in Your Local Schools
A Nation Empowered, Vol. 1 (pdf – free download)
A Nation Empowered, Vol. 2 (pdf – free download)
Rationale for Gifted Education (YouTube 5:34)
Starting and Sustaining a Parent Group to Support Gifted Children (PDF)