Queens parents say they were told they had to start showing up at the bus stop a half hour earlier.
Councilman Peter Vallone said that the scores showed that the school's G&T program was effective.
Even more students now qualify for the prestigious program, stressing local parents.
Under pressure, the Department of Education withdrew plans to slash the G&T program in P.S. 122.
A group of Queens parents confronted Dennis Walcott at a community meeting in Brooklyn Wednesday night.
The city will dramatically reduce the size of the school's G&T middle school, to the outrage of parents.
Current gifted students will be granted spots at a new program that will launch next year at I.S. 126.
The neighborhood's most sought-after schools include P.S. 122, P.S. 85 and P.S. 166, known for their G&T.
P.S. 85's STEM Academy is currently K-5 and the only citywide gifted program without a middle school.
Parents in District 30 have demanded more seats for gifted and talented children.
Parents are angry that the city may not guarantee their kids spots in the middle school G&T program.
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