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5 Boroughs Strong – Attends Brooklyn and Staten Island Parents Information Sessions

5 Boroughs Strong – Attends Brooklyn and Staten Island Parents Information Sessions

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - November 13th, 2010

Over the past few weeks members of the team attended the parents information sessions for the NYC gifted and talented program in each of the 5 boroughs! The crowds were strongest in Manhattan and Brooklyn with Queens not too far behind. We even hopped on the ferry to attend the session in Staten Island at New Dorp High School on October 27.

We spoke to many parents who attended the sessions and here’s what a couple of them said to us after the G&T information sessions for New York City were over.

“I hired a babysitter to come to this thing but all they seemed to talk about was transportation.  They didn’t tell me anything I couldn’t find out from their handbook.  It wasn’t a good use of my time.” ~ Father in Brooklyn

“I don’t think the session adequately covered the material that’s going to be on the OLSAT test and Bracken. From what I heard from my neighbor the test for the gifted and talented is extremely difficult for a 4 year old to sit through – especially for boys. My son can’t sit still for more than 2 minutes let alone an hour that it takes to complete the OLSAT test.” ~ Mom in Staten Island

If you attended any of the parents information sessions post your comments on We’d love to hear what you thought about the sessions.

Here are some photos of the events in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

NYC gifted and talented handbooks on the table as frantic parents enter the information session:

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Parents cram into the auditorium during the NYC Gifted and Talented Program session in Brooklyn.

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Parents in Staten Island trying to get information from the NYC G&T session held at New Dorp High School.

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New Dorp High School in Staten Island for Parents G&T information session

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