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gifted and talented
June 7, 2019
Families receive offers to gifted & talented programs — but program designed to boost student diversity misses goals
Numbers released Friday show that out of seven programs, just three met goals of enrolling kindergarten or first-grade students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
May 6, 2019
Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities
“Twice exceptional,” or 2e students have high academic aptitude but struggle with ADHD, mild autism, dyslexia or other learning and behavioral challenges.
the more things change
April 16, 2019
As New York City makes limited changes to gifted programs, the regular admissions process yields predictable results
The stark segregation of the city’s gifted classes is on track to persist another year, according to new numbers from the city education department released Tuesday.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
How I Teach
October 3, 2018
This gifted and talented teacher made an 11th-hour decision that changed a student’s life
This Colorado teacher talks about one of the best decisions she ever made, how she helps combat student anxiety and why some gifted students should be clustered together.
Gifted and talented
August 31, 2018
Superintendent Vitti wants to overhaul an elite Detroit school. Here’s how.
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti surprised parents this week with plans to overhaul one of the city’s elite schools. Starting next year,…
Updated August 28, 2018
Chicago school board votes to request a one-year delay for gifted access plan
Chicago’s school board has agreed that the district should ask for an extra year to phase in a plan to…
August 20, 2018
Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look at gifted programs
Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role…
July 31, 2018
Can a proposal to expand gifted classes help integrate New York City’s specialized high schools?
In the battle to integrate New York City’s specialized high schools, some have argued that the city’s efforts should start…
July 17, 2018
To integrate specialized high schools, are gifted programs part of the problem or the solution?
As debate has erupted in recent weeks over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to overhaul admissions to the city’s most prestigious specialized…
Gaps in gifted
June 1, 2018
New York City gifted programs show progress towards modest student diversity goals
Some of New York City’s starkly segregated gifted programs are showing promise when it comes to meeting new diversity goals, according to city…
Updated April 18, 2018
It’s now easier for siblings to attend the same NYC school. Here’s how that could affect transfers, gifted programs and diversity.
Students applying for pre-K or kindergarten at schools that include middle and high school grades will receive priority if they have a sibling there.
By the numbers
March 27, 2018
More gifted programs join New York City’s school diversity efforts
Enrollment in the city's gifted programs is almost the reverse of the overall demographics in the school system.
February 21, 2018
A popular new Montessori program in Detroit’s main district may expand into its own separate schools
The possible changes could represent a major shift for the two-year-old program, which now operates in 17 classrooms in six schools.
The big sort
February 20, 2018
To win back families, Detroit district plans a sweeping search for gifted students
Under a proposed policy to “develop the special abilities of each student,” the district would start screening all second-graders for giftedness as soon as next year
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