NYC to reboot Gifted and Talented program for schools this fall: officials

“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.”

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