Here's what you need to know if you're hoping to score a G&T seat for your 4-year-old in fall 2015.
Changes to the gifted and talented exam put children of immigrants at a disadvantage, experts said.
Just 13 percent of 4-year-olds qualified for citywide G&T seats, down from 21 percent last year.
Acceptance rates were lower for citywide G&T programs than for some Ivy League schools.
Parents filed a lawsuit challenging the DOE's sibling policy and methodology for G&T admissions.
City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn announced a proposal Tuesday for more G&T seats.
Nearly 200 more kids qualified for talented and gifted programs in the district this year.
This year's exam aimed to help chances of low-income families, but fewer kids in poor districts took it.
The DOE dropped its initial proposal to co-locate the STEM program at P.S. 76 after parents objected.
Parents want the DOE to release scoring data after thousands more kids qualified for G&T programs.
Even more students now qualify for the prestigious program, stressing local parents.
Slightly more students in the district qualified for G&T this year, though fewer got the highest scores.
After announcing changes to G&T placement in the fall, the DOE reversed course, surprising parents.
Under pressure, the Department of Education withdrew plans to slash the G&T program in P.S. 122.
The neighborhood's most sought-after schools include P.S. 122, P.S. 85 and P.S. 166, known for their G&T.
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