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gifted and talented
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
February 1, 2018
Disparities persist even though most high-poverty schools in Colorado have gifted programs
Black and Hispanic students in Colorado are placed in gifted and talented programs at a lower rate than their peers — a longstanding problem nationwide.
leveling the playing field
September 28, 2017
Amid questions and confusion, DPS axes advanced kindergarten program in bid for greater equity
Denver Public Schools is eliminating its advanced kindergarten program because of declining enrollment in the program and because it serves disproportionate numbers of white and higher-income students.
June 23, 2017
Principal Donna Taylor retiring from Brooklyn School of Inquiry, moving to DOE
Taylor, who has been with the Bensonhurst school since it opened in 2009, will take a position with the Department of Education.
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