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Created as a Department March 2, 1867.
Made an Office of the Interior Department July 1, 1869.
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.
THE COMMISSIONER'S INTRODUCTION.
Total enrollment in schools and colleges.
The common schools of the United States..
Average amount of schooling per inbabitant.
Graphic exhibit of school statistics..
City school systems..
City school supervision.......
Constitution and powers of city school boards.
English education bill
Education in Great Britain
Public, society, and school libraries..
Commercial education in Europe.
Education in Scandinavia.....
Education of the colored race
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STATE COMMON SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
Total population, school population, adult male population.....
Relation of school population to total population and to the adult malo population; proportion
of white school population of foreigu birth; percentage of foreign born in total population.
School ages of the soveral States; State school censuses..
Number of pupils enrolled in the common schools at various periods, and relation of euroll-
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 yourg.
Average daily attendance at various periods and its relation to enrollment..
Average length of school term at various periods; aggregate number of days' schooling giren
to all pupils.....
Length of school term; average number of days' schooling giren each child
Number and sex of teachers; proportion of male teachers.
Average monthly salaries of teachers.
Receipts of school moneys..
Progress of school expenditure .
School oxpendituro classified..
Expenditure per pupil......
Expenditure per capita of population
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CHAPTER I.-Laws RELATING TO CITY SCHOOL BOARDS.
The typical city school system.
Members of school boards
Some notable systems...
Control of revenueg.
Selection of teachers...
Details of the system in New York City.
St. Louis, Mo.
City and county of San Francisco, Cal.
Butialo, X. Y.
New Orleans, La.
District of Columbia (Washington City).
St. Paul, Minn...
The city ot Savannah and county of Chatham
Sum vary of laws relating to the school boards of certain cities.
CPAPTER IV.-EDUCATION IN CENTRAL EUROPE.
Articles on education in central Europe published in previous reports
Public industrial education in Berlin
Salaries of teachers in the people's schools in Germany.
Average salaries in German cities in 1889..
Salaries of teachers in the people's schools of Austria.....
Reform schools in the Grand Dutchy of Baden, Germany..
Statistics of German, Austrian, and Swiss universities, polytechnica, agricultural, veterinary,
forestry, and joining academies.....
Foreigners in universities and other higher institutions of learning in Germany, Austria, and
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.
Page. New York
219 Dr Eliphalet Nott.
231 Emma Willard.
240 New Jersey
247 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.
The inauguration and direction of popular education..
The progress of education in Virginia
Arkansas and Texas.
The District of Columbia.
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CHAPTER VIII.-PUBLIC, SOCIETY, AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
References to preceding publications on libraries..
Number of libraries and of volumes....
Volumes and pamphlets added and books issued..
Sources of support and classification.
Income from various sources...
Distribution of libraries and of volumes.......
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
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CHAPTER IX.-LIBRARY LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
Legislation for the incorporation of library associations, societies, etc.
District and township libraries....
Free public libraries supported by the State.
Recent State library laws...
Résumé of library legislation..
State library laws:
District of Columbia-Florida.
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