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Demographer Takes On New York City’s Gifted and Talented Admissions

By Eduwonkette — June 29, 2008 1 min read

Andrew Beveridge, the New York Times’ demographer, turns his attention to New York City’s gifted program in this Gotham Gazette column. Based on his estimates, here’s the bottom line on the change in gifted and talented admissions in NYC:

Non-Hispanic whites and Asians almost triple their percentage, while the percent non-Hispanic black and Hispanic plunges. In short, students accepted in the Gifted and Talented program are not all representative of the students in New York City, and are less so this year than last year.

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