Mostly vintage (up through 1980s) New York.

3rd March 2013

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"P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system [is] the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of [Hunter College’s] main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.

"Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate." 

 (LIFE Magazine, 1948)

"P.S. 600, part of New York’s public-school system [is] the only institution in the U.S. devoted entirely to the teaching and study of gifted children. It is held in a wing of [Hunter College’s] main building, in whose long corridors the bright little kids from 3 to 11 years old like to stop off for between-class chats.

"Offhand, young geniuses would seem to present no immediate problems because they are usually bigger, healthier and even happier than average children. However, an educational problem exists simply because they are too bright for their age. If they are promoted rapidly through school on the basis of their studies they will end up as social misfits, unable to enjoy the society of children their own age. On the other hand, if they are held back with their own age group, their quick minds are apt to stagnate."

(LIFE Magazine, 1948)

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