As city studies gifted and talented programs, Carranza says not to expect changes this school year
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A week after an influential advisory group recommended eliminating gifted and talented programs in their current form, New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza calmed growing concerns by emphasizing that there would be no changes this year.
In an appearance Tuesday on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Carranza offered his most substantive public comments since the report’s release. He signaled that the city education department would take a close look at what’s being taught in gifted and talented classes and at the best ways to identify gifted children. He also reassured parents that their children’s programs won’t close this year.
“What I’m reading from the recommendations is that we have to do better, we have to serve gifted students in a better way, in a way that makes sense, in a way that doesn’t exclude students,” Carranza said. “And I think that’s something that we can all get behind.”