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Arkansas

Arkansas

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Partial

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability.
(Arkansas Reg., Gifted and Talented: Rules and Regulations: Program Approval Standards.)

State Association:Arkansans for Gifted & Talented Education
Governor:Mike Beebe
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Mary Kathryn Stein
Commissioner of Education:Tom Kimbrell