NYC Mayoral Candidate Says He Won’t Dismantle Schools’ Gifted Program, Will Expand It

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NYC Mayoral Candidate Says He Won’t Dismantle Schools’ Gifted Program, Will Expand It

New York City’s Democratic mayoral candidate, who will likely become the city’s next leader, says he does not plan to eliminate the city’s program for gifted students and will seek to expand it instead, the Associated Press reported.

Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to get rid of the program for gifted and talented students in the nation’s largest school district. But Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said in a Friday interview on CNN that he would seek to preserve program and increase opportunities for advanced learning.

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Adams also said de Blasio can’t get rid of the program until next year, when a new mayor will be in office, according to the AP. “There’s nothing to put back in place,” the candidate said.

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