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Report: Minority students overlooked in gifted identification process

November 27, 2019

Since identifying gifted students is not federally regulated by the U.S. Department of Education​, identification often varies widely between states and even districts. Nationally, 3.3 million students were identified as gifted in 2016, however, that number is missing an estimated 2 and 3.6 million students who should have been identified, most from Title I schools and minority populations.

Across the nation, districts struggle to identify gifted students being overlooked. An advisory group in New York says that segregation is to blame for the lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity in the city’s gifted programs.

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