From the Federal Register:
Applications for New Awards; Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
Purpose of Program: The Javits program supports evidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to identify gifted and talented (as defined in this notice) students and meet their special educational needs.
Gifted and talented, when used with respect to students, children, or youth, means students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.
Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
Estimated Available Funds: $5,000,000.
Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards in subsequent years from the list of unfunded applications from this competition.
Estimated Range of Awards: $300,000 to $500,000.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $425,000.
Estimated Number of Awards: 9-12.
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies; local educational agencies; the Bureau of Indian Education; IHEs; other public agencies; and other private agencies and organizations.
Our federal government believes only some of our children are gifted talented when all of our chidren are gifted and talented in some way.
All children deserve services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities because currently public schools normalize, standardardize and dehumanize our children making them believe that those who fit the norm are better than those who don’t.
Even those students identified as gifted and talented in our current system of education are made to feel different or odd.
To set aside $5 million dollars to fund nine to twelve agencies when all children deserve to receive an execellent education is a travesty. We must change our current system of education to one that discovers, develops and directs the gifts and talents all children possess towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens of these United States who will fund education wisely.
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