As funding dips, educators work to maintain gifted education

12/13/2009 | Bakersfield Californian, The

With new data showing that federal aid for gifted-education programs has dwindled to just 2 cents for every $100 spent on K-12 education, many California school districts are struggling to train teachers and continue programs for students who are gifted. Changes to state law this year allow money for gifted education to be spent elsewhere, further decreasing funding. "We're going to work to keep it as stable as we can. But it's a great challenge," said a district official who oversees a Bakersfield program for about 500 students who are gifted.

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