Sunday, June 16, 2013

Perdido Street School: Nearly Half Of G&T Eligible Students Not Offered Program Slots

Perdido Street School: Nearly Half Of G&T Eligible Students Not Offered Program Slots:

Nearly Half Of G&T Eligible Students Not Offered Program Slots

From NY1:

Only 54 percent of city students who qualified for spots in gifted and talented programs received offers for this fall, compared to 73 percent who were offered placement last year.

The Department Of Education partly attributes the decline to a rise in applications.

DOE officials also did not guarantee a seat for every student in his or her own district, saying many families decided against accepting offers in past years.

Education officials stressed the gifted and talented classes are just one option for students, who also can use other programs at their schools.

The DOE used a new test that was supposed to be more difficult, but more students qualified for 

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