View Full Version : All NYC First 2e school, The Lang School, opens its doors in NYC this Monday

09-12-2010, 09:50 AM
This from Alina Adams (http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/first-2e-school-opens-its-doors-nyc-this-monday) for Examiner.com New York:
Monday is the first day of school at The Lang School (http://www.thelangschool.org), a new independent private school for twice exceptional children in grades K-8.

The Lang School (http://www.thelangschool.org) is the first elementary school in New York City and the only independent elementary school in the United States to serve children who are both gifted and with learning differences. There are as many as 50,000 twice exceptional students in New York City and up to 1 million nationwide, and they face particular challenges. With diagnoses such as ADHD, Aspergers, auditory processing challenges, dyslexia, and anxiety, twice exceptional students are mostly shuttled out of general education settings at an early age and languish wherever they land after that.

“Exceptionally bright children with learning differences are usually viewed as underachievers in gifted programs,” says Founder and Director Micaela Bracamante. “Their academic and social challenges aren’t addressed. And in special education programs their gifts are unrecognized and untended year after year. Neither approach acknowledges that giftedness and special education needs can require simultaneous support.”

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09-12-2010, 10:33 AM
What an amazing concept. It's remarkable what can be done with a little foresight & courage. What lucky children.
Thanks for posting this (even though I"m in LA)! :-)