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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng Urges Schools Chancellor to Create Gifted and Talented Programs for Queens Middle Schools in Districts 25 and 28

Jan 14, 2015
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today sent a letter to New York City Schools Chancellor Fariña urging her to create gifted and talented (G&T) programs for Queens middle schools in Districts 25 and 28, which respectively encompass northern Queens (Flushing/Whitestone/College Point) and central/southern Queens (Forest Hills/Kew Gardens/Rego Park/Briarwood/Jamaica).

Presently, Districts 25 and 28 do not offer any G&T programs for middle school students, while the neighboring School Districts 24 (Corona/Glendale/Ridgewood/Elmhurst/Long Island City/Maspeth/Middle Village) and 26 (Bayside/Little Neck/Douglaston) have established and successful middle-school programs.

“Providing students with a challenging curriculum to compete in today’s globalized world is extremely important,” Meng wrote in her correspondence. “We must work together to grant all qualified students equal access to G&T programs.”

G&T programs aim to deliver accelerated, rigorous, and specialized instruction to exceptional students enrolled in New York City’s public schools.

A copy of Meng’s letter to Fariña is attached.

PDF iconMeng-Farina Letter.pdf