Baltimore County Board of Education did not vote on 'gifted and talented' name change

Posted at 1:22 PM, Sep 13, 2016

The Baltimore County Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss a name change to the district's "gifted and talented" program. 

The Board of Education chose not to vote on whether to change the program's name to "advanced academics."

The vote date will be decided at a later date. The name change has been a hot topic among parents. 

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According to officials, the new "advanced academics," program will provide all students, “access to high quality gifted and talented educational services regardless of that student's race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, geographical location, primary language or disability."

School officials said students who, “demonstrate high achievement or the potential for high achievement in the areas of academic aptitude or the creative, visual or performing arts,” can participate in the program.

Students will have separate instruction that accelerates and enriches the school curriculum. There will also be a process for student referral and participation in advanced academics.

To view the new policy, click here

Tuesday, the Board of Education did approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. 

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