NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

PS 11 Gifted and Taleneted District 2 Serving Up Farm Fresh Vegetables to Students!
January 29, 2012, 1:12 pm
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As they say, you are what you eat! When it comes to a healthier food selection for our gifted and talented children in NYC, PS 11 in District 2 is way ahead of the pack. Maybe one day the OLSAT test will cover health and nutrition questions for our little ones as they take the gifted and talented test for New York City schools.

“P.S. 11 at 320 W. 21st St. has managed to combine several food programs to become something of a holy grail for the local, sustainable and organic food-in-school movements. Children at the school grow their own veggies in a garden, have lunches made by a professional chef, and even run their own farmer’s market.” Read the entire article from

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Should your gifted and talented child skip a grade?
January 25, 2012, 8:46 pm
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Now that the OLSAT test is behind most of us for the NYC gifted and talented program many parents wonder if their child should actually skip a grade (or in some cases even 2 grades!). Arsitotle Circle wrote a great article on this topic indicating the mains things to consider:

  • Teacher feedback on your gifted and talented child
  • School experience
  • Current peer group
  • Your gifted child’s schedule and after school activities

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