All children have the right to progress at an academically appropriate level of challenge.
Kansas is one of a few states that provides a mandate to identify and provide services to gifted children in Kindergarten through 12th grade under the umbrella of special education.
Without proper identification and appropriate services gifted children are at a great risk for failing to meet their potential.
Gifted education is not about status, it is about meeting student needs.
Advanced learners are found in all cultures, ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups.
Gifted learners also have learning and physical disabilities. These "twice-exceptional" students often go undetected in regular classrooms, because their disability and gifts mask each other; making them appear "average."
Most gifted learners spend over 80% of their school day in the regular classroom, but 61% of their teachers have no training in gifted interventions and needs.