Michigan officials debut new initiative for gifted children

July 11, 2019 | Chalkbeat Detroit

Michelle Taylor’s first-grader had only been at Chrysler Elementary School for a few months, but already she was bored.

“They didn’t have the tools to support my daughter,” Taylor said. Unsure where else to turn, she had Madeline professionally tested, revealing that she was gifted.

After meeting with her daughter’s teacher and principal, Taylor learned there are no gifted programs at Chrysler or any other school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. As a result, she transferred her daughter to University Liggett, a suburban private school outside Detroit.

Read more