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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-297—APR. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 237


20 USC 3047.

"There are authorized to be appropriated $9,000,000 for the fiscal year 1989, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993, to carry out the provisions of this part. "PART B—GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN "SEC. 4101. SHORT TITLE.

"This part may be referred to as the 'Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988'. "SEC. 4102. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988 20 USC 3061. 20 USC 3062.

"(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds and declares that— "(1) gifted and talented students are a national resource vital to the future of the Nation and its security and well-being; "(2) unless the special abilities of gifted and talented students are recognized and developed during their elementary and secondary school years, much of their special potential for contributing to the national interest is likely to be lost; "(3) gifted and talented students from economically disadvantaged families and areas, and students of limited English proficiency are at greatest risk of being unrecognized and of not being provided adequate or appropriate educational services; "(4) State and local educational agencies and private nonprofit schools often lack the necessary specialized resources to plan and implement effective programs for the early identification of gifted and talented students for the provision of educational services and programs appropriate to their special needs; and "(5) the Federal Government can best carry out the limited but essential role of stimulating research and development and personnel training, and providing a national focal point of information and technical assistance, that is necessary to ensure that our Nation's schools are able to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students, and thereby serve a profound national interest. "(b) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this part to provide financial assistance to State and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies and organizations, to initiate a coordinated program of research, demonstration projects, personnel training, and similar activities designed to build a nationwide capability in elementary and secondary schools to identify and meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. It is also the purpose of this part to supplement and make more effective the expenditure of State and local funds, and of Federal funds made available under chapter 2 of title I of this Act and title II of this Act, for the education of gifted and talented students. "SEC. 4103. DEFINITIONS.

"For the purposes of this part: "(1) "The term 'gifted and talented students' means children and youth who give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who require services or

20 USC 3063.