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Old 04-20-2012, 04:41 PM
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Classrooms aren't segregated by talent anymore. Gifted, average and below average are all in the same classroom.

This unfortunately is true and it's a disgrace.

Even in the underfunded Brooklyn middle school my kids previously attended they had "gifted and talented" programs, separate class and homework. They also had additional lessons for those at the bottom end.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Are you stating they are no adavanced or gifted programs in your "top 5" school district on LI?

Seems like a different problem.
Of course there are. What I'm saying is that gifted students are not lumped in one classroom. Those are separate programs that they attend.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:43 PM
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LOL...I understand what you mean. I show no emotion or discuss my opinion of these tests with her. I support her in a positive way and reinforce importance of education and testing. We spent Spring break studying. She also came home with 4 study packets. After she completed them I reviewed them. But the students do stress over them because in school they are constantly reminded about how they need to perform on these tests. This year the test was longer though the timing didn't increase and the tests were bumped up a month. They were off for over a week and had to go into test mode. I'm not a hippie-damn the BoE man-kind of mother. My issue is not with tests at all.

Some schools in Westchester moved their spring break earlier because of the poor choice of test dates by NYS
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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No they are not the only thing they look at, and I did not state that was so, but they certainly do not disregard them, your notion that they are of no consequence is simply not correct.

"For those who can choose a middle school" - For middle school, ANY NYC elementary student can chose to apply to a specific middle school, that choice is always there. Whether or not they'll get in is another matter.
According to the NYC DoE website:

Most districts have choice processes in which you must submit an application indicating your middle school preferences. A few districts have primarily zoned middle schools in which your middle school is determined by your home address.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:48 PM
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Yes, but you CAN still chose to go to any middle school (and as long as they have spots left and you pass their criteria) - its just that in those districts which are still zoned you have a guaranteed spot at your local school.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:51 PM
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Listen - I gotta go drill rote math into the kids for their pointless state Math tests next week. Have a good weekend!
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Listen - I gotta go drill rote math into the kids for their pointless state Math tests next week. Have a good weekend!

LOL...good one
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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Yes, but you CAN still chose to go to any middle school (and as long as they have spots left and you pass their criteria) - its just that in those districts which are still zoned you have a guaranteed spot at your local school.
Grrrrr!!! I didn't say they couldn't!
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