“Supporters of accelerated programs assert that academically advanced city kids should have the opportunity to learn at a quicker pace with equally positioned peers.
They also note that Gifted and Talented offerings were once pervasive throughout the city and benefitted a wider range of students.
PLACE NYC, a parent group that backs these positions, pushed for the expansion of Gifted and Talented programs rather than their contraction in a statement Wednesday.
“NYC families want supportive and diverse classrooms where their child will benefit from academically rigorous instruction while also learning with children from different socio-economic, racial and cultural backgrounds,” said co-President Yiatin Chu.”
Read the full article on the NY Post: https://nypost.com/2021/01/13/nyc-to-reboot-gifted-and-talented-program-for-schools-this-fall/