Friday, October 8, 2021

NYC to End Gifted and Talented School Program; Being Ended to Cut Racial Disparities in Schools

 New York City officials are phasing out the "Gifted and Talented" program for elementary school students, a significant change aimed at addressing racial disparities in the largest school system in the country, the NY Daily News website reports today (October 8, 2021).

The entry exam identifying students as "gifted" will be eliminated, officials confirmed today.

Under its use, about 2,500 incoming kindergarteners per year passed the optional exam, going on to spend the elementary school years in separate classrooms and schools. 

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