Kindergartners Pray That School Doesn’t Lose Gifted Tests Again


The saga of the innocent, maybe-gifted kindergartners at Public School 9 on the Upper West Side has come to a resolution, though nobody’s going to like it. After the school misplaced the Gifted and Talented tests taken by 60 children (and parents rightfully got pissy), the Education Department has decided that the kids must retake the test. Cruel. But this is great news for the parents of a child who doesn’t pass the test this time around: Given the screwy circumstances, any Manhattan parent worth her Maclaren should be able to argue their kid into a third or fourth try. Whatever it takes. [City Room/NYT]