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Push Is On to Expand Gifted Education to More Minorities, Poor

from Orlando Sentinel

As principal of Millennia Elementary in Orlando, Fla., Anne Lynaugh surveyed her campus several years ago and saw more than 700 students, but so few "gifted" youngsters that she could count them on her hands. It troubled but didn't surprise her. About 90 percent of Millennia's students live in low-income families, and more than 80 percent are black and Hispanic. Gifted enrollment, in Florida and across the nation, skews white and wealthy. more

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