Annual Report of the Board of Education Together with the ... Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board, Volumer 1-50

1st-72nd include the annual report of the Secretary of the Board.

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Side 90 - Board, collect information of the actual condition and efficiency of the Common Schools, and other means of popular education, and diffuse as widely as possible throughout every part of the Commonwealth, information of the most approved and successful methods of arranging the studies, and conducting the education of the young, to the end that all...
Side 168 - It is ordered, that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbours, to see, first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavour to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws : upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect...
Side 121 - But these things are no part of what every generation owes to the next, as that on which its civilization and worth will principally depend.
Side 16 - Physiology and hygiene, which, in both divisions of the subject, shall include special instruction as to the effect of alcoholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics on the human system, shall be taught as a regular branch of study, to all pupils in all schools supported wholly or in part by public money, except special schools maintained solely for instruction...
Side 11 - January lay before the legislature an annual report containing a printed abstract of said returns, and a detailed report of all the doings of the board, with such observations upon the condition and efficiency of the system of popular education, and such suggestions as to the most practicable means of improving and extending it, as the experience and reflection of the board dictate.
Side 117 - I consider the law of 1789 .... authorizing towns to divide themselves into districts the most unfortunate law on the subject of common schools ever enacted in the state.
Side 124 - ... active life without being prepared for anything. They may have some information, but they seem to have very little actual knowledge. They may be able to understand what is explained to them, but they have neither .the ability nor the inclination to produce anything by their own independent activity. They may have some power of thinking, but they cannot realize their thoughts in any product outside their own minds. Their capacities have been trained, but their faculties have been neglected. "These...
Side 153 - ... to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance...
Side 91 - Rantoul, one a Whig and the other a Democrat, were taken from the House of Representatives ; Mann, a Whig, came from the Senate. Dwight was a Unitarian, Newton an Episcopalian, both business men, while Davis and Robbins were orthodox clergymen.
Side 17 - For the purposes of this section, school committees shall approve a private school only when the instruction in all the studies required by law is in the English language, and when they are satisfied that such instruction equals in thoroughness and efficiency, and in the progress made therein, the instruction in the public schools in the same city or town; but they shall not refuse to approve a private school on account of the religious teaching therein.

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