I'm a member of the DeKalb County Gifted Advocates, and we are working on a state issue to get the law changed to allow early entrance. Currently the law states that no child can enter kindergarten unless at least 5 by September 1st of that school year, and no child can enter 1st unless 6 by September 1st. As most of you on this list probably know, this is at odds with the research on gifted education, and a barrier for excellence in gifted education. Representative Stephanie Benfield has agreed to cosponsor, but we are working on getting a Republican cosponsor as well. Brooks Coleman sounds interested. Are there any of his constituents on this board? If so, please email me at kelsoren@gmail.com. Also, if you are interested in this issue, or interested in joining our local listserv, feel free to email me as well.

Any other residents of GA who think their Republican Rep or Senator might be interested in sponsoring may contact me as well.