San Diego tries using gifted-teaching methods with young students

09/22/2009 | Voice of San Diego

Students in the San Diego school district can't begin gifted classes until the third grade, but some elementary schools are using gifted-teaching methods with children of varying abilities in kindergarten through second grade. The goal is to keep gifted students from losing focus and to improve learning for all students. "I think everyone agrees -- the younger you start them, the better off they are," said Marcia DiJiosia, the district's director of gifted and talented education.

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