Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Gifted & Talented Advisory

Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children

Arkansas Code Ann. § 6-42-104 established the Advisory Council for the Education Gifted and Talented Children to advise and consult with the Commissioner of Education and the Administrator of the Office for the Education of Gifted & Talented Children. The Advisory Council prepares an annual report for the Governor, the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, and the Education Commissioner that informs the general public about educational programs for gifted and talented students. The Council also recognizes three educational programs for gifted and talented students annually, to receive the Act 56 Outstanding Gifted Program Award.
 
Visit http://bit.ly/2iJ4YP9 for the Governor’s Advisory Council Annual Report.
 
To apply for appointment to the Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education, please visit http://bit.ly/1Egw83c to fill out the online application.


Act 56 Award

Act 56 award recipients are selected based on program standards, background information, community involvement, staff development, program options, curriculum and innovation.

Programs are judged in one of three categories: Average Daily Membership (ADM) less than 1,000; between 1,000 and 3,000; or greater than 3,000.

2017 Outstanding Gifted Programs

The Arkansas Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children has selected the 2017 Outstanding Gifted Programs. The awards will be presented to the districts on March 2 at the annual Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education Conference in Little Rock. 

  • School Districts of less than 1,000 students: Carlisle.  Honorable Mention: Fordyce
  • School Districts between 1,000 & 3,000 students: Clarksville.  Honorable Mention: Stuttgart
  • School Districts larger than 3,000 students: Beebe. Honorable Mention: Fayetteville
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