Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston

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Page 331 - Statutes is hereby amended so as to include drawing among the. branches of learning which are, by said section, required to be taught in the public schools. "8EC. 2. Any city or town may, and every city and town having more than ten thousand inhabitants shall, annually make provision for giving free instruction in industrial or mechanical drawing to persons over fifteen years of age, either in day or evening schools, under the direction of the school committee.
Page 229 - I saw the men working on reclamation projects and was informed that they worked two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon, the balance of the time being spent in military tactics and in instruction in Nazi ideology.
Page 46 - Be what thou seemest ; live thy creed ; Hold up to earth the torch divine ; Be what thou prayest to be made ; Let the great Master's steps be thine. Fill up each hour with what will last ; Buy up the moments as they go ; The life above, when this is past, Is the ripe fruit of life below.
Page 173 - ... of cases of truancy reported to them by the teachers of their respective districts, and in securing the attendance of absentees; that is, children whose names are not enrolled in the schools, and who are, therefore, not technically known as truants.
Page 16 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
Page 41 - ... of men, which shall be felt to future generations, and tell upon the destinies of multitudes forever. Primary Schools. — A brief notice only can be given of these, as of the other schools. A citizen of Boston, a gentleman of intelligence and sincerity, for many years a member of the Primary-School board when it existed as a distinct body, visited in 1856, in company with friends from Scotland, several of our Primary Schools. In 1868, he again visited several of the same schools, with the same...
Page 317 - Aristophanes, Birds, Clouds; Macaulay, Junius, Emerson, Marvell, George Herbert, Byron, Carlyle, Robert Hall, Channing, Ben Jonson, Bacon, Shakspeare ; Modern History, from the accession of Louis; the Fourteenth of France ; Geography reviewed ; Geography in relation to climate, soil, manufactures, commerce ; Cosmography ; French, as in previous year, a French Historical, or Scientific author ; German prose writers and poetry, Spherical Trigonometry ; Chauvenet's Trigonometry ; Review of Trigonometric...
Page 169 - ... their services. Were the salaries to be graduated according to the progress of teachers in acquiring skill,, what a metamorphose would the pay-roll have to undergo ! Some teachers would get increased pay each month, and some, I fear, would very soon reach their maximum. It is obvious to the most superficial observer that the value of experience is not measured by its length. I am told, as a recommendation of a certain teacher, that he has had ten years' experience. But, I ask, has he had ten...
Page 170 - To many men, experience is like the stern-lights of a ship which illumine only the track it has passed.
Page 233 - Standing Committee on this branch. Such a committee has at length been appointed, and it has taken hold of the work assigned it with very gratifying vigor and courage. The valuable Report presented to the Board by that committee, will, I trust, be reprinted with the annual Report of the Board. Our success, after many experiments, in conducting the instruction in vocal music, has taught us how to manage the teaching of drawing with efficiency and economy. It is evident that the actual classteaching...

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