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To appropriately meet the needs of gifted students in our classrooms, the following resources, strategies, and best practices are valuable tools for our educators.

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Gifted Education Practices

The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers approved by the CAG Board of Directors are consistent with the organization’s philosophy and mission, and the current research in the field. This paper focuses on extending and differentiating the California Common Core Standards for the gifted students.

California State Board of Education publishes a recommendation standard for gifted programming.


Gifted Education Communicator is the official publication of California Association for the Gifted. It is a free quarterly online journal for educators, parents, and students.


In this list, you can find various associations, journals, organizations/programs, and research centers that focus on gifted education and supporting gifted students.