Watch an Update on the Excellence Gap
Last week, a panel of education policy researchers gathered in New York to discuss recommendations and strategies for closing the Excellence Gap. America’s low-income students often lack equal access to our country’s gifted and talented programs, but the resulting inequity remains off the radar for many of our country’s leaders.
The Excellence Gap: The State of Gifted and Talented Education was a public, livestreamed discussion inspired by the Cooke Foundation’s report, “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students.” Watch the video below to learn about acceleration, universal gifted screening, providing parents with resources to advocate, and other research-supported ideas to close the Excellence Gap.
Meet the panelists:
- Jennifer Giancola, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Co-author, “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities”
- David Steiner
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy
- Amy Lynne Shelton, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Center on Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins School of Education
Associate Dean for Research, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
- Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Harold O. Levy
Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation