A Systemwide Program
by E. Jean Thom - 1979
Shortly after World War I, the Education Committee of the Cleveland Women's City Club became convinced that able children in the Cleveland Public Schools were not being sufficiently challenged and that, as a result, the nation was being deprived of some of its most valuable assets. At the same time, Florence Hungerford, a general supervisor in the Cleveland school system, established the first class for gifted children in grades four, five, and six at the Denison Elementary School. On learning of these efforts, the Women's City Club joined forces with the school system and the Major Work Program was born.
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