Education: Fast Learners

There are 29,000,000 U. S. public schoolchildren, but the Speyer School is the only U. S. public school for children mentally gifted.* It was created in Manhattan in February 1936 by the city's Board of Education and Columbia's Teachers College, and since that time grey-haired, motherly Professor Leta Stetter Hollingworth has carefully guarded her brood from the adulatory and meddlesome attentions of the public. But this week, entranced by the educational message in a series of unposed candid-camera pictures of her 8 t011-year-old charges taken during the past few months, Professor Hollingworth exhibited...

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