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Please join the Citizens Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented Education in Baltimore County at Windsor Mill Middle School on the evening of February 1st for a discussion with Dr. Jonathan Plucker on "Reducing Excellence Gaps in Education: Providing Opportunities for Talented Students."

Many of us have heard of achievement gaps in education — the observable, persistent disparities in things like standardized test scores or grade point averages among groups defined by socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. Take that idea and then apply it to the high end of student learning and you have the "excellence gap" -- observable inequalities about who is reaching advanced levels of performance among those same groups defined by socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.  

Evidence suggests that excellence gaps are growing and that this is coinciding with a shortage of talented people across a wide variety of industries, whether it be manufacturing, government, education, or service occupations. There will be a tremendous need for talent in the 21st century, so join us as we hear Dr. Plucker share research on the achievement gap and potential solutions.

Windsor Mill Middle School
8300 Windsor Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Wednesday, February 1st, 7:00 PM