The Florida Times-Union (9/26, Thompson) reported Duval County Public Schools in Florida is working to increase minority enrollment in gifted education programs. The district recently opened a gifted and talented education magnet school in a poorer neighborhood to make it more accessible to minority students. The district also created an alternative set of criteria for students to be admitted to the program called the Plan B option, which uses less stringent criteria to identify a study as gifted or talented. Some parents have complained that the changes have “watered down and lowered the bar” for the program decreasing its value.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Florida School District Changes Standards To Increase Minority Enrollment Into Gifted And Talented Education Magnet School.
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