Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gifted Education Funding in Arizona

How does gifted education funding in Arizona compare to other states?  Check out the map below from the Davidson Institute to find out.

What is the history of gifted education funding in Arizona over the years?  Check out the chart below.  Again, data is from the Davidson Institute.

The implications of zero state funding specific to gifted education is that local public school districts must use their general funds to fund gifted education.  When state funding is not protected for a particular purpose, services at the local level are not guaranteed, since local district budgets are determined by local priorites. 

What does Arizona State Statute say regarding gifted education?  Go to the Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted website for direct links to Arizona Gifted Education law.

If you would like to learn how to connect with your state legislator regarding any legislative concerns you have, you are invited to attend this FREE and LOCAL training class on Saturday, February 7th.  Details are in the flier below.

Article written by Stephanie Newitt

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