The Graded School: A Graded Course of Instruction for Public Schools: with Copious Practical Directions to Teachers, and Observations on Primary Schools, School Discipline, School Records, Etc (Google eBook)

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A. S. Barnes & Company, 1877 - Public schools - 200 pages
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