Schools chief will discuss GATE transition experience

By From page A10 | November 23, 2012

Davis parents and educators who are interested in taking a closer look at the Davis school district’s Gifted and Talented Education Program are invited to a free talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd.

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District, will discuss how his district recently adapted from a GATE program model in which 20 to 30 percent of students were assigned to segregated classrooms to one where nearly all students stay at their neighborhood/home elementary schools, teachers are supported and encouraged to provide differentiated instruction for students at all learning levels and test scores across the spectrum continue to be outstanding.

Brill’s visit is timely because the Davis school district’s GATE Master Plan is up for revision/renewal in June, and gaining insight into alternatives can help inform that process, a news release said.

Everyone in the Davis community — including principals, administrators, teachers, elected officials, parents and grandparents — are invited to attend.

The event is hosted by a group of Davis residents who are not acting in affiliation with the school district or any school, nor in affiliation with any educational or political program or organization. For more information, contact Karen Hamilton at 530-400-5141 or [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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