New York City’s New School Leader Says Integrating Gifted Program a Top Priority

“Her commitment to reforming the programs before Mr. de Blasio leaves office sparked questions and opposition Friday from parent advocacy groups, including Place NYC, which says that concerns about the low percentage of students of color can be addressed without ending the programs. And while Mr. de Blasio has promised “an intensive public engagement process” in the spring and the summer to determine the future of gifted-and-talented testing, some parents question whether their input will be considered.

“She’s going to be here for nine months,” said Place NYC co-president Yiatin Chu. “She’s the caretaker of the DOE until we get a new mayor. I’m not sure that it’s really a good use of her time and the energy to focus on the gifted and talented.”

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