The purpose of the blind-visually impaired advisory committee is to provide specific advice and counsel to the Minnesota Resource Center regarding ways to improve learning results for students who are blind-visually impaired, determine priorities for action, address technical issues and offer counsel on general operations of the Center.
The committee provides general advice and counsel to the Special Education Advisory Panel and the Office of Special Education in the Minnesota Department of Education regarding general procedures for addressing the needs of students who are blind-visually impaired within the context of special education program rules, priorities, procedures, and funding.
Gifted and Talented Youth Week
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed November 2-8, 2014, to be Gifted and Talented Youth Week in Minnesota. In addition to recognizing the unique potential of gifted and talented youth, seize the opportunity to laud the efforts of the parents, educators, counselors and psychologists with whom they work. Their sustained efforts, coupled with the organized advocacy of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented (MCGT) and the Minnesota Educators of Gifted and Talented (MEGT), help make our state one in which gifted learners are honored and valued.