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What NYC can learn from my experience ending tracking — and running into the politics of ‘keeping white people happy’
The hullabaloo over the recommendation to eliminate some gifted programs in the New York City schools elicits an uncomfortable side of school system leadership.
September 5, 2019
At a vaunted program in Manhattan, parents sound off on proposed changes to gifted programs
As parents dropped their children off at NEST+M, some acknowledged a need for change while others said gifted programs are essential and should be expanded.
September 5, 2019
Mayor de Blasio: Testing 4-year-olds for gifted programs is a ‘real concern’
Mayor Bill de Blasio said using a single test to determine if 4-year-olds qualify for city gifted and talented programs is “a real concern"
August 27, 2019
If New York City eliminates gifted programs, here’s what could come next
The idea is to create additional learning opportunities that foster curiosity for all students instead of walling off opportunities for student labeled “gifted."
July 9, 2019
Detroit officials hope their new initiative for gifted children avoids equity issues that plague other cities
The Detroit school district is working to change its approach to identifying and teaching gifted children.
June 28, 2019
Chicago will allow students to start kindergarten early, skip grades
The new policy on early entrance to kindergarten will go into effect for the coming school year.
June 24, 2019
After yearlong delay, Chicago’s plan for gifted children heads to new school board
Chicago's new school board will weigh a proposed plan on accelerating children, including allowing early entrance to kindergarten and grade skipping.
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…
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