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Stanford Taylor Awards Grants to Support Wisconsin Gifted and Talented Programs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded grants in early September to 11 agencies to support the education of gifted/talented students throughout the state. The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Student Education Grant is to provide gifted and talented pupils those services and activities not ordinarily provided in a regular school program, so they are able to fully develop their capabilities.

The grantees will be providing systematic and continuous learning opportunities for K-12 students with gifts and talents in one or more of the gifted domains: general intellectual, specific academic, creativity, leadership, and the visual and performing arts.

An area of focus this year was to support projects that intend to use research-based culturally and linguistically responsive practices/tools to help reduce disproportionality in the identification of and instruction for historically underrepresented students.

The $237,200 in grant funding is being shared by a cross-section of different agencies. The grants ranged in amounts from $5,000 to $35,000, as follows:

CESA 1 - $25,000

CESA 4 - $8,570

CESA 5 - $20,422

CESA 10 - $5,000

CESA 11 - $32,000

CESA 12 - $35,000

Elmbrook Schools - $18,430

Fox Point-Bayside Schools - $18,476

GSAFE - $20,000

Milwaukee Public Schools - $24,715

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - $29,587

For more information about gifted/talented education in the state of Wisconsin, visit the DPI Gifted and Talented Pupils web page.

Subscriber Submission: Wisconsin DPI Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate Education Consultant, Mark Schwingle