A public event co-sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute that explores the Jack Kent Cooke’s Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students. The Foundation’s report provides a state-by-state analysis of the income-based “excellence gap” and recommendations on how to close it. The report’s lead author, Jennifer Giancola, presented her key findings and recommendations. Amy Shelton, the Director of Research at the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University, and Chester Finn, Distinguished Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, responded based upon their respective national and international research. David Steiner, Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, moderated the discussion.
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