Gifted programs across Washington leave out black and Latino students — but Federal Way is one model for change

(Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Minority students make up nearly half of all those educated in public schools here, but the vast majority are overlooked when it comes to classes for the academically talented. What’s going on?

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