The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming How do we ensure we are meeting the needs of gifted students? The educational landscape has changed dramatically since Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners was first published in 2006. This updated and revised second edition of the landmark guidebook provides educators and administrators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support gifted learners, and includes new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and takes into account current trends in education, such as the • Focus on diversity and the efforts needed to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education • Collaboration with special education, families, and community members to ensure all students have access to programming and services • Use of technology, especially in rural communities • Development of local policies to support gifted education Whether you are developing a new program or restructuring an existing service, this guidebook will help you meet the needs of today’s gifted students.
Chapter 6: Creating a Comprehensive and Defensible Budget for Gifted Programs and Services
Creating a Comprehensive and Defensible Budget for Gifted Programs and Services
Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Practitioners in the field of gifted education are sensitive to the state of school and district budgets. This sensitivity is well known. In many states, the health and wealth of gifted education programs and services fluctuates with that of the local and state economy. Only 27 states in the United States fund gifted education from the state level (National Association for Gifted Children & Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, 2015). Of the remaining states, local funds may be ...