About 300 middle-school students in Florida's Pinellas County School District are participating this year in an initiative to offer them a full-time gifted curriculum. The program was adopted for sixth-graders at three of the district's middle schools and will be expanded during the next two years to include seventh- and eighth-graders. "We've always had gifted classes for middle-school children who excel in math and science," said one district official. "With these three programs, we're taking a totally different approach."
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