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  • In 1935, Martin David Jenkins, then a young African-American graduate student at Northwestern University studying under Professor Paul Witty, completed his doctoral dissertation entitled A Socio-Psychological Study of Negro Children of Superior Intelligence (Jenkins, 1935). Jenkins’s work was... read more

  • The most highly honored work of juvenile fiction in 2020 is Jerry Craft’s funny, poignant, and insightful graphic novel, New Kid. The cover design words tell it all, “Middle School is hard enough without being the New Kid.”

  • One hundred years ago, June 4, 1920, women in America won the right to vote. Few remember the role our Foremother of gifted education and psychology, Dr. Leta Stetter Hollingworth, played in that victory.

  • The population of the United States has never been so diverse as it today, and yet common bonds among its citizens have also never been so great. I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage handsomely emphasizes both the diversity and the commonalities in the lives of children in America.

  • What would life be like without the USPS, which is actually older than the Constitution itself?

  • Mathematical precocity is one of the most remarkable types of giftedness; yet, it is ironic that so little is written about it. Amy Alznauer’s picture book biography of Srinivasa Ramanujan is breakthrough book for gifted children of all ages.

  • Leta Hollingworth helped get women the right to vote 100 years ago. She was considered the "scientific bulwark" of the suffragette movement. She conducted research studies to demonstrate that women were equal in intelligence to men.
  • Parents faced with a child “nominated” for the gifted program; a child “not identified” as gifted, but severely under-challenged in school; or a very bright child who inexplicably... read more

  • Need ideas for how to stimulate gifted minds from home?

  • A Ben of All Trades: The Most Inventive Boyhood of Benjamin Franklin is a brief glimpse of the robust and rousing childhood of a man who became a towering figure in his own time as America’s finest printer, best scientist and inventor, greatest statesman and diplomat, and the young nation’s... read more

  • In our work with the gifted since 1979, it has been clear that gifted students fare better in schools when their parents (and teachers) are strong, knowledgeable advocates for gifted children.
  • We are closing Gifted Development Center (GDC) through April 30th. Until then we will be available for phone consultations. Please contact us for a consultation.

  • March is National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress first declared the month as a time to reflect upon the great contributions of women in both history and contemporary society. One of the more unlikely heroines to be celebrated, Nancy Drew, is not drawn from real life, but from the world... read more

  • March is National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress first declared the month as a time to reflect upon the great contributions of women in both history and contemporary society. One of the more unlikely heroines to be celebrated, Nancy Drew, is not drawn from real life, but from the world... read more

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