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THE UNITED STATES

BUREAU OF EDUCATION.

Created as a Department March 2, 1867.
Made an Office of the Interior Department July 1, 1869.

COMMISSIONERS.

HENRY BARNARD, LL. D.,
March 14, 1867, to March 15, 1870.

JOHN EATON, Ph. D., LL. D.,
March 16, 1870, to August 5, 1886.
NATHANIEL H. R. DAWSON, L. H. D.,
August 6, 1886, to September 3, 1889.
WILLIAM T. HARRIS, Ph. D., LL. D.,
September 12, 1889, to date.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1.

THE COMMISSIONER'S INTRODUCTION.

Total enrollment in schools and colleges..
The common schools of the United States..

Average amount of schooling per inhabitant..
Graphic exhibit of school statistics..

City school systems...

City school supervision...

Constitution and powers of city school boards..
Secondary schools..

Normal schools.

Higher education..

English education bill

Education in Great Britain

Public, society, and school libraries..

Commercial education in Europe.

Education in Scandinavia.........

Education of the colored race

STATE COMMON SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

Total population, school population, adult male population.........
Relation of school population to total population and to the adult male population; proportion
of white school population of foreign birth; percentage of foreign born in total population.
School ages of the several States; State school censuses.

Number of pupils enrolled in the common schools at various periods, and relation of enroll-
ment to school population...

School enrollment of 1895-96, classified by sex..........

Per cent of school population enrolled in the public schools for a period of years.
Average daily attendance at various periods and its relation to enrollment...

Average length of school term at various periods; aggregate number of days' schooling given to all pupils....

Length of school term; average number of days' schooling given each child.

Number and sex of teachers; proportion of male teachers..

Average monthly salaries of teachers..

Private schools

Receipts of school moneys.

School revenue...................

Progress of school expenditure.
School expenditure classified..
Expenditure per pupil...................
Expenditure per capita of population

PART I.

CHAPTER I.-LAWS RELATING TO CITY SCHOOL BOARDS.

The typical city school system.
Members of school boards

Some notable systems..
Control of revenues..
The superintendent.....
Selection of teachers....

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CHAPTER II.-THE ENGLISH EDUCATION BILL OF 1896.

CHAPTER V.-MUSIC IN GERMAN SCHOOLS.

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CHAPTER VI.-THE AMERICAN COMMON SCHOOL IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND PENN-
SYLVANIA DURING THE FIRST HALF CENTURY OF THE REPUBLIC.-By Dr. A. D. Mayo.

New York

Dr Eliphalet Nott..
Emma Willard..

New Jersey..
Pennsylvania...

CHAPTER VII.-THE AMERICAN COMMON SCHOOL IN THE SOUTHERN STATES DURING THE FIRST HALF CENTURY OF THE REPUBLIC, 1790-1840.-By Dr. A. D. Mayo.

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Chart showing relative number of volumes to each 100 of population in 1896.
Summary of statistics of libraries in 1875 of 300 volumes and over..

Summary of statistics of libraries in 1885 of 300 volumes and over..
Libraries entirely free to the public and having 3,000 volumes and over..

List of public, society, and school libraries in the United States of 1,000 volumes and over in
1896.....

CHAPTER IX.-LIBRARY LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

Legislation for the incorporation of library associations, societies, etc..

District and township libraries....

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