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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), has been fully implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.
Changes since No Child Left Behind that impact gifted education:
Title I specifies gifted children as a category for which Title I funds can be authorized. These funds can be used to identify and provide services for gifted children in Title I schools.
Title II specifies gifted children as a category for which Title II funds can be expended. Title II funds focus on professional development. Title II requires that funds be used to ensure that teachers and others in the schools are able to identify and serve gifted and talented students.
Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading, page 25
Recommended Strategies Title II, Part A funds may be used by SEAs and LEAs for the following strategies:
Supporting LEA training on the identification of students who are gifted and talented, and implementing instructional practices that support the education of such students, including early entrance to kindergarten. (ESEA section 2103(b)(3)(J)).
Every Student Succeeds Act
SEC. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS.
(b)(13) (A) assist schools in identifying and serving gifted and talented students;
SEC. 2103. LOCAL USES OF FUNDS
(b) (2) shall address the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students;
(b)(3) (J) providing training to support the identification of students who are gifted and talented, including high- ability students who have not been formally identified for gifted education services, and implementing instructional practices that support the education of such students, such as— (i) early entrance to kindergarten; (ii) enrichment, acceleration, and curriculum compacting activities; and (iii) dual or concurrent enrollment programs in secondary school and postsecondary education;