Elementary-school students in one Illinois district who are gifted would no longer be pulled out of their classrooms for weekly one-hour sessions with gifted-education specialists. Instead, they would be clustered in classrooms dedicated to teaching high-level thinking skills under a district proposal. "Students don't want to miss what's going on in the classroom. Students feel like it's a punishment sometimes," one principal said. Officials say the changes would improve gifted education and save money.
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