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Texas

Texas

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Gift Program
Mandated
State funding
Partial

State Definition of "gifted & talented":

‘Gifted and talented student’ means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
(1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
(2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
(3) excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code Ann. § 29.121)

State Association:Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented
Governor:Rick Perry
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented:Debbie Smith
Commissioner of Education:Robert Scott