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  1. Stephens, KR. "Gifted education policy and advocacy: Perspectives for school psychologists." Psychology in the Schools 57.10 (October, 2020): 1640-1651. [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/12/04)

    © 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Education laws and policies serve to guide the way programs and services are implemented in schools. The transition from law or policy to implementation can be fraught with complications that impact the education system across many levels. According to Viennet and Pont (2017), one of the areas that can either hinder or support the transition from policy to practice is “inclusive stakeholder engagement” (p. 3). School psychologists are an important stakeholder in the education system thus they should have familiarity with gifted education policy to ensure students are being served appropriately—both academically and socio-emotionally. This article will introduce school psychologists to (a) federal and state laws impacting gifted students, (b) the role litigation, due process, and research has in shaping policy, and (c) relevant gifted education policy considerations.