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Legislation

Description
Sponsor
Referred to Education Committee

Creating a specialized high school taskforce that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the specialized high schools. The task force would be required to examine (i) the current admissions system, including the specialized high school admissions exam and whether such exam should be changed or eliminated; (ii) existing programs such as the Department of Education’s discovery and dream programs; and (iii) the use of alternative admissions methods, including state standardized examinations and grade point average.

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes.

William Colton

February 5, 2019
January 8, 2020

Requires school districts to screen for gifted and talented students and provides the parents or guardians of such students the option to opt out of such screening.

Nily Rozic

January 22, 2019
January 8, 2020

Authorizes the chancellor of city district to control and operate certain specialized high schools in the city of New York 

Peter Abbate, Jr. 

July 3, 2019
January 8, 2020