On Jan.13, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law A–4710, the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act. On Aug. 21, the New Jersey Department of Education released a memo outlining the implementation of the act.
A statewide stakeholder group, convened by Leslie Franks-McRae, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) gifted education coordinator, has been meeting over the past few months to provide input regarding implementation of the requirements of the law.
Under the new law, each school district must file with the NJDOE a report containing information about gifted and talented services, policies and procedures in the district, as well as what professional development opportunities are provided for teachers to learn about gifted students, their needs and educational development.
The reports are due to the NJDOE by Oct. 1, 2020. The full text of the memo can be found here.