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Parents Angered by G&T Scoring Errors

Monday, April 22, 2013

News that even more children are eligible for gifted and talented seats was a relief to some parents, but many were angry at the testing company Pearson. And they worried that they're still won't be enough seats to meet the demand. join the conversation.

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DOE Abandons Plan for Queens G&T Program

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Education officials are no longer pursuing a plan to change a middle school program for gifted and talented students at P.S. 122 in Queens. The reversal comes after District 30 parents of both G&T; and general education students fought the proposal.

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Queens Families Dismayed Over Local G&T Overhaul

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Department of Education said it must restructure a popular middle school program for gifted students in Queens, in order to make room for more general education students down the road. The decision has infuriated many parents of both general education and G&T; students, who say that the D.O.E. ignored their wishes and made changes to a program that no one asked for.

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Calling All Five Year Olds for Kindergarten

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Education Department is collecting thousands of kindergarten applications ahead of the March 1 deadline. There may be an uptick in the number of families applying this year because all five-year-old New Yorkers are now required to attend school.

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Change in G&T Tests Doesn't Stop Test-Prep

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Department of Education said it changed the way it tests children for gifted and talented programs to make the process more equitable, and harder to prepare for ahead of time. But that hasn't deterred test-prep companies and some parents eager to get their children into the highly competitive programs.

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Worms, Roots and Anxiety Lead Three Young Scientists to the Intel Finals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UPDATED | Mimi Yen's father thought she was just playing with worms. But Ms. Yen’s countless hours spent in New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology lab was far from play. Her experiments with worms shed light on how genes control behavior. And her work earned her a place as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, along with HuiHui Fan of Stuyvesant and Danielle Goldman of Bronx Science. Here are their stories.

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Sex Ed, With an Emphasis on the Sex

Monday, November 21, 2011

As New York City moves toward its first mandated sex education courses in many years, a school in the Philadelphia suburbs embraces a new type of program that embraces the sexual aspects of sex ed. Can explicit lesson that assume high school students are having sex and coaches them on how to make the most of it be an effective way to deal with safety, unwanted pregnancies, stigmas and sexual stereotypes?

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Voices From the High School Fair

Monday, September 26, 2011

The lines were long to get into the high school fair at Brooklyn Technical High School this weekend, but the hopes were high. Students talked about their interests, while parents lamented the passing of the years.

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