More students qualify for NYC gifted-kindergarten programs

04/16/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The number of students qualifying for seats in New York City's gifted and talented kindergarten programs rose by 22% this year from last year, reaching nearly 5,000, which is double the number who qualified four years ago. Some attribute the increase to the number of wealthy families choosing to live in the city, rather than the suburbs, plus the use of a test-based method for qualifying, which has led to an increased use of test-preparation services and materials.

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