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Gifted and Talented Education and the Law: Compliance and Advocacy

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Presentation by Michael F. Kaelber
Rutgers University 2014 Gifted Education Conference

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Gifted and Talented Education and the Law: Compliance and Advocacy

  1. 1. Gifted and Talented Education and The Law Compliance and Advocacy Rutgers University 2014 Gifted Education Conference November 20, 2014 Michael F. Kaelber, Director, Legal, Policy and Labor Relations Services mkaelber@njsba.org New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  2. 2. Federal Governance – G&T Federal Statutes and Regulations • Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program • ESEA, IASA, NCLB, AAEE • Title I – Supplemental Educational Services • Title V, Part A – Innovative Programs New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  3. 3. State Governance – G&T New Jersey School Funding • New Jersey Constitution – T&E Clause • School Funding Reform Act of 2008 • Education Funding Report – 2/23/2012 • Educational Adequacy Report – 12/14/2012 New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  4. 4. State Governance – G&T New Jersey School Funding Adequacy Budget – Local Share = Equalization Aid Base Per Pupil Amounts 2013-2015 Elementary $ 11,009 Middle School $ 11,449.36 High School $ 12,770.44 New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  5. 5. State Governance – G&T N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and Assessment Gifted and Talented Students Students who possess or demonstrate high levels of ability, in one or more content areas, when compared with their chronological peers in the local school district and who require modifications of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities. New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  6. 6. State Governance – G&T N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and Assessment Instructional Adaptations An adjustment or modification to instruction enabling students with disabilities, ELLs, or students who are gifted and talented to participate, benefit from, and/or demonstrate knowledge and application of the CCCS. New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  7. 7. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3 • Identification G&T Students, K-12 • Multiple measures – e.g. teacher/parent recommendation, performance, testing • Provide Appropriate G&T Educational Services - K-12 New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  8. 8. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3 • Develop Curricular and Instructional Modifications to CCCS – G&T • Content, Process, Products and Learning Environment New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  9. 9. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3 • Adaptation, Differentiation, Acceleration, Enrichment, Cluster Grouping • Consideration of NAGC Standards New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  10. 10. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3 Teachers, Educational Services Staff, School Leaders • Actively Assist and Support Professional Development • Collaborative Professional Learning; Adequate and Consistent Time • Across Content Areas and Grade Levels New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  11. 11. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3 • Review and Continuous Improvement of Curriculum and Instruction • Provide Time and Resources to Develop Supportive Curricula and Instructional Tools • Modifications for G&T students New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  12. 12. Core Curriculum Content Standards Board Implementation N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3, 6A:8-5.1a,2,ii • Enrollment in College Courses • Option 2 – Graduation Requirements • Public Education Alternatives- Charters, Choice, Academies • Equality in School and Classroom Practices; Bilingual New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  13. 13. Curriculum Frameworks Standards Support Materials • Resource to Local Districts, Classroom Teachers, Staff Developer • Differentiation, Acceleration, Enrichment, Grouping, Independent Study • 1996, 2004, 2009, 2014 New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  14. 14. State Monitoring of G&T Who’s Checking on School Districts? • State Monitoring – Historical Perspective • New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum – QSAC 2012 Revisions New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  15. 15. Case Law – G&T • Charter Schools • Child Custody • Budgets and School Funding • Gifted Disabled Students • Equity – Attendance Zones New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  16. 16. Case Law – G&T Admission to G&T Programs •Policies and Procedures Clear •Consistent with DOE Policy on Identification •Selection Process Set Forth •Rational Basis, Correctly Applied New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  17. 17. Case Law – G&T G&T Curriculum • There is no law or regulation which prescribes the substantive content of a G&T program • Appropriate Content, Process, Products and Learning Environment; K-12 • NAGC Standards - Consideration New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  18. 18. G&T Teacher Certification • Instructional Certificate – no specific endorsement required • Rutgers Continuing Studies Gifted Education Certificate Program gifteded.rutgers.edu New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  19. 19. G&T Student Fees • Student Activity Fees • T&E Discussion • Activity Fee Statutes • Case Law New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  20. 20. What’s New? Common Core / G & T + Recognize and address student learning differences + Incorporate rigorous content + Apply knowledge through higher thinking skills (-) “The standards do not define the nature of advanced work for students who meet the standards prior to the end of high school.” FAQs: http://www.nagc.org/index2.aspx?id=8980
  21. 21. NJAGC Position Papers http://njagc.org/about-njagc/position-papers Assessing Gifted students Identifying Gifted Students Parents of Gifted Students Professional Development Program Evaluation Programming for Gifted Students NAGC Position Papers http://www.nagc.org/positionpapers.aspx Twenty topics to use for creating services for gifted students, preparing teachers, dealing with social and emotional issues and much more! New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  22. 22. Parent Groups: Friends or Foes Contests Funding special events Hands on help How to? Free e-book online http://www.nagc.org/welcomeparents.aspx New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914
  23. 23. Gifted and Talented Education and The Law Questions? New Jersey School Boards Association – Serving Local Boards of Education Since 1914

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