In the wee-hours of the morning in New York City, anxious parents awoke to the much awaited email from the NYC Department of Education that determined their child’s educational fate for next school year.
According to DNA Info.com, over 5,500 received acceptance letters for the gifted and talented program out of the 7,562 that applied. That’s over 2,000 students who were eligible for the program but didn’t receive an offer for a school. The primary reason for this is because the DOE only guarantees a seat to any student going into Kindergarten or first grade. If the child is going into second or third grade for the following year the Dept of Ed. doesn’t guarantee a seat in the much sought after NYC Gifted and Talented program.
Now for the hard part. Parents much now decide if they plan on taking the G&T school placement or not by the June 5 deadline.
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