Missouri On Deck To Boost Access To Gifted Education

(Missourinet) Missouri will soon increase access to education for high-achieving and high-ability K-12 public school students.

A Missouri law on deck to begin next August will require districts to have a state-approved program for gifted children, if they have at least 350 students enrolled in their district.

Beth Winton, chair of a statewide advisory council for talented and gifted students, talks about what she expects from schools with fewer than 350 students.

Currently, about 40-percent of Missouri’s K-12 public schools have a state-approved program for high-achieving students.