EDUCATION: Gift to the Gifted

The problem haunting St. Louis school officials was unfortunately familiar to urban school systems the country over: What to do with gifted students? Bogged down in large classes and forced to move at a slow learner's pace, they were wasting both their time and their talents.

St. Louis' answer, described last week by officials at an opening-of-school conference, could well provide a pattern for harried administrators attempting to cope with the problem in other cities and towns.

Sixth to Ninth. Without clear precedents to guide them, St. Louis educators arbitrarily set an IQ of 130 (very superior) as the dividing line between...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!