Feb. 13, 2016: Teaching of gifted children changes course in Baltimore County
For decades, Baltimore County public schools evaluated every child at the end of second grade and channeled the high achievers into gifted-and-talented math and reading classes that moved faster and delved deeper into the course material.
By fifth grade, some gifted-and-talented students were a year ahead in math and reading much more complex novels. By seventh grade, they were taking Algebra I, and by senior year, they could be in a second year of calculus.
Ambitious parents embraced this path, saying it ensured their children could excel and helped them gain entry into more prestigious colleges. Read more.
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