NYC Reboots Gifted and Talented Program With Major Expansion: What to Know

Fresh off a first 100 days in office that in some respects have unearthed a number of major challenges for Mayor Eric Adams — from backlash over COVID mandate decisions to homelessness to increasing subway crime that climaxed this week with a mass shooting on a rush-hour train — the Democrat is making another change.

Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks jointly announced Thursday a planned expansion to the at-times controversial Gifted and Talented program that will extend the offering citywide for the first time and add seats, especially for third-graders.

The effort to reinvigorate the longstanding program comes months after former Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to end

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