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Gifted Education - Florida Department Of Education.
"Florida defines gifted students as students who have superior intellectual development and are capable of high performance. Each school district serves gifted students through local plans that provide academic and social emotional support. The links below provide more information regarding statutes and rules that regulate identification and services for gifted students, as well as resources, publications and other supporting information for teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members."

Education of Gifted Students in Florida.
"In order to maintain a workforce of highly qualified professionals with advanced skills, our schools need to prepare students to take a role in the global economy. Some nations have grasped the economic arguments for meeting the needs of the highly able students. For example, Singapore, a nation of few natural resources, has developed policies for gifted education, aware that the gifted are a valuable resource. Civilization is based on the scientific, technological, educational and political accomplishments and innovations of the best and most talented minds. Creativity and innovative thinking are related to giftedness. "

Attention Teachers.Interested in Earning your...Gifted Endorsement?
"FDLRS/Gateway is currently providing course sponsorship for teachers in the service area that are interested in pursuing the gifted endorsement. There are a total of five courses required equating to 300 hours of course work. The courses are offered through a variety of providers. For more information, contact carol.milton@fdlrsgateway.com"

Resources
Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG))
Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)


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