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, represented NJ at the NAGC Affiliate Leaders Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC on March 11-13, 2017. Due to snow on Tuesday, March 14, they did not get to visit the Capitol Hill Offices of our NJ Senators and Representatives, but sent a purple packet of information to each, to request support for the Javits Act funding and ESSA initiatives related to gifted education. Hoping you got a recent email (3/30/17) and participated to make the needs of gifted known to your elected officials in DC.
United States Senators
Senator Robert Menendez http://www.menendez.senate.gov/
Senator Cory Booker- http://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact
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