Eric Adams (left) and Ruben Diaz (230527)
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of a new “Gifted and Talented Education Task Force” to study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools.

The newly created task force will comprise government officials, community members and parents who are familiar with the issues gifted students face in New York City schools. The task force will host public hearings in March and will release a set of recommendations for the future of gifted education in New York City.

Both borough presidents have been outspoken about the dearth of gifted and talented programs in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods. The task force will include both borough presidents as well as three parent leaders from each borough.