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Changes to the Gifted and Talented Program

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Elizabeth Green, reporter for the New York Sun, and Robin Aronow, founder of School Search NYC discuss changes to the gifted and talented program by the Department of Education.

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Robin Aronow and Elizabeth Green

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David from Manhattan

My firstborn daughter would not have tested into the G&T under the new standards. She did test into the G&T, however, in kindergarten and she attended Delta, a G&T middle school, and had straight A's except in her first semester.

She scored well enough on the specialized test to attend either Stuyvesant or Bronx Science but chose the latter. Based on one of semester's worth of work, she is performing very well and I couldn't be happier with her education.

I believe that the quality of the teaching in the G&T programs, especially in middle school, is responsible for how well she has done and that her academic trajectory might well have been different if she had attended general education programs.

I have a younger daughter who did not do well on the OLSTAT administered for kindergarten admission and now the bar for entering the G&T in the first grade has been raised even higher. She will take the test but I believe that I will have to move out of Manhattan to a locality with a better school system.

Oct. 30 2007 11:49 PM

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