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Washington-area schools confront the 'gifted gap'

from The Washington Post

The budding scholars in Alexandria's gifted classes are bright and curious enough to make any teacher beam, but these days they're also an emblem of what the school system calls one of its greatest failures: a lack of diversity among the academic elite. Most of Alexandria's students are black or Hispanic. Most in gifted programs are white. This imbalance in classes tailored to gifted and talented students is echoed across the region and the nation, a source of embarrassment to many educators. more


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