L.A. aims to identify more low-income, minority students as gifted

05/9/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Four Los Angeles schools that enroll primarily low-income minority students are recognizing more students as gifted since they launched an initiative to test nearly all of their second-grade students. "We've missed the fact that our children are really talented," said the head of the nonprofit that manages the schools. "We need to make sure our teachers know that, our parents know that, and our students know they are gifted." L.A. Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines has ordered that gifted testing be done for all second-graders next year.

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