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Dallas Morning News

Talia Richman

2 April 2021

Richardson, Texas, United States

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Schools in the Richardson Independent School District of Texas are updating the methods and measurements they've used to identify gifted students. One way is by testing all second and sixth graders in the district, wh...

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Danielle Dreilinger

16 March 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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U-46, Chicago's second-largest school district faced a legal suit in 2005 for discrimination of Hispanic students in its gifted programs and is now setting an example for how programs can be upended for good. By 2018 ...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

12 October 2020

Hutto, Texas, United States

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While virtual learning can work for some, for special education students, many services and lessons get lost. “When it comes to those occupational needs and those speech needs, they’re not getting those services met b...

The 74

Beth Hawkins

25 September 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In just three years, San Antonio superintendent Pedro Martinez has raised the bar for school integration efforts nationwide - in this time, the district, where 93 percent of students qualify for free or reduced price ...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

7 December 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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In most "gifted" programs across the U.S., students are predominantly middle income and white, regardless of the variation in demographics between districts. Since the 1990s, Miami public schools have made it their qu...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

13 September 2017

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Magnet schools in Alabama were created by the Board of Education as a way to combat white flight in the 1970's. Today, especially in Montgomery, magnet schools boast the smallest achievement gap between white and blac...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

2 April 2017

Federal Way, Washington, United States

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Despite comprising a third of the population, poor and minority students are drastically underrepresented in gifted education programs across the nation, even if their academic performance is on-par with their white p...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

9 July 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Educators in the Seattle area are making a move to desegregate schools by removing track-based course structures. Inspired by the work and research of one school in New York, Washington is seeing results in closing th...

The Atlantic

Peg Tyre

1 March 2016

New York, New York, United States

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The number of American teens who excel at advanced math has surged, as new programs cater directly to the uppermost echelon of math students, training them for international competitions.

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

19 October 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the U.S., the practice of tracked classes or special programs have exacerbated racial separation in schools. Leschi Elementary, in Seattle, made changes to their curriculum to draw white families to a traditionally...

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Amy Zimmer

30 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A school in Brooklyn uses a lottery-based acceptance system to ensure a diverse class. And instead of sorting the struggling kids from the gifted, they embedded an honors program which kids can opt into without changi...

Quartz

Max Nisen

11 September 2015

United States

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"Gifted" programs in the United States are often not representative of school populations, with a disproportionate number of spots going to white and well off students. The National Bureau of Economic Research found t...

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