Monday, December 03, 2007

Racial disparities in Seattle's gifted program

Of the roughly 1,300 students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools' gifted program, 70% are white -- even though white students represent just 40% of the overall district, a review panel reported. The 80-page report, which includes interviews with students, educators and other school leaders involved with the gifted program, said district officials are aware of the socioeconomic and racial discrepancies and have expressed a commitment to remedying the problem. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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