New rules for gifted education are approved in Maryland

02/29/2012 | Washington Post, The

The state school board in Maryland voted Tuesday to approve new regulations for gifted education. Under the new standards, students as young as 3 could be identified as gifted by schools, which will be subject to new guidelines for identifying students, creating programs and measuring progress. Several advocacy groups had unsuccessfully sought a delay of the vote, pending the creation of a committee to study the effects of the new rules on minority students and English-language learners.

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