Officials in Washington, D.C., are planning next year to implement three new gifted-education programs, including a new charter school that is expected to be the most academically challenging program in the region. Education journalist Jay Mathews addresses in this blog post the concerns from some about how the charter school and two other programs designed to provide gifted education to all students will meet the needs of the district's students, particularly those who are English-language learners or are in special education.

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