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Monday, September 21, 2015

Gifted Students

The “Gifted” System in US Schools is Broken, Racist, and Completely Fixable

Max Nisen | September 11, 2015

In many places around the US, low-income and minority children are significantly underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. This seems to be the case whether the process for identifying gifted children relies on teacher referrals for screening, or on evaluations arranged and paid for independently by parents.

In the world of education, a gifted and talented child is defined as someone who has exceptional aptitude or talent in one or more areas. Source:

<more at; related links: (Tackling Inequality in Gifted-and-Talented Programs
Using testing to place students in the advanced-learning programs can actually help level the playing field. September 15, 2015) and (The Broken Gifted System. April 7, 2015)>

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