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No Educator Left Behind:
Gifted Students

No Educator Left Behind is a series providing answers from the U.S. Department of Education to questions about the federal No Child Left Behind Act and how it will affect educators. If you have a question about No Child Left Behind, send an e-mail to Ellen Delisio, and we will submit your question to the Department of Education.


How does NCLB help gifted students?


To support the development of gifted and talented students in the United States, the U.S. Congress reauthorized the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act as Title V, Part D, Subpart 6 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This legislation reauthorizes the U.S. Department of Education to fund grants, provide leadership, and sponsor a national research center on the education of gifted and talented students. The major emphasis of the program is on serving students traditionally underrepresented in such programs, particularly economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, and disabled students.

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