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America’s gifted education programs have a race problem. Can it be fixed?

This article about gifted education was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This is part 1 of the series “Gifted Education’s Race Problem.”

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, 3 miles and a world apart.

In airy PS 64 Frederick Law Olmsted, in affluent, white north Buffalo, 22 would-be Arctic explorers wrestled with how to build a shelter if their team leader had frostbite and snow blindness. Unusually for Buffalo’s

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Rack Room Shoes Donates $1 Million to Black Education and Community Programs

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Rack Room Shoes is the latest in the growing list of high-profile footwear companies to take a stand in support of racial equality. The chain has committed to a $1 million donation, $200,000 per year for five years, to use towards a diversity plan that includes scholarships, internships, mentoring programs and other donations for education and economic development in the Black community.

According to the company, its diversity plan will also include implicit bias and acceptance of cultural differences training at its 500-plus stores and corporate offices.

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