After yearlong delay, Chicago’s plan for gifted children heads to new school board

June 25, 2019 | Chalkbeat Chicago

Advocates for gifted and talented children have been clamoring for Chicago to comply with a state law that requires districts to have a formal acceleration plan that would allow early entrance to kindergarten and grade skipping.

In one of its first big decisions on Wednesday, Chicago’s new school board will decide whether the district’s proposal is enough.

After soliciting feedback from parents at two meetings in April — a more public step than it sometimes takes in policymaking — district leaders are pitching a proposal that would allow early admittance to kindergarten for children who turn 5 before Dec. 31.

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