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Oregon

Oregon

Information

Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Partial

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

‘Talented and gifted children’ means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas: (a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude. (b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas. (c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods of thinking and producing. (d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings. (e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art. (Oregon Rev. Stat. § 343.395) )

State Association: Oregon Association for the Talented & Gifted, Portland Parents of Talented and Gifted Children
Governor:John Kitzhaber
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Rebecca Blocher
State Superintendent: Susan Castillo