Summary: H.R.543 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/08/1987)

Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Children and Youth Education Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants and contracts for programs or projects designed to meet the educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth, including the training of teachers or their supervisors. Sets forth authorized uses of such funds.

Directs the Secretary to establish a National Center for Research and Development in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth through grants to or contracts with one or more institutions of higher education or State educational agencies, or a combination or consortium of such institutions and agencies.

Sets forth program priorities, including the identification and inclusion of gifted and talented children and youth who may not be identified through traditional assessment methods.

Sets forth provisions for participation of private school children and teachers.

Directs the Secretary to appoint an advisory committee to advise on the administration of this Act.

Directs the Secretary to establish or designate an administrative unit within the Department of Education to administer the programs authorized by this Act, coordinate all programs for gifted and talented children and youth administered by the Department, and serve as a focal point of national leadership and information on the educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth and the availability of educational services and programs designed to meet those needs.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1991 to carry out this Act.