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Delaware

Delaware

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Gift Program
Not mandated
State funding
Not avilable

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

“‘Gifted or talented person’ means a person in the chronological age group 4 through 20 years inclusive, who by virtue of certain outstanding abilities is capable of high performance in an identified field. Such an individual, identified by professionally qualified persons, may require differentiated educational programs or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize his or her full contribution to self and society. A person capable of high performance as herein defined includes one with demonstrated achievement and/or potential ability in any of the following areas, singularly or in combination.
(a) General intellectual ability
(b) Specific academic aptitude
(c) Creative or productive thinking
(d) Leadership ability
(e) Visual and performing arts ability
(f) Psychomotor ability”
(Delaware Code Ann. title 14, § 3101)

State Association:Unknown
Governor:Jack Markell
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Deborah Hansen
Secretary of Education: Lillian Lowery