Manual of Education: A Brief History of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, Including a Synopsis of Annual and Other Meetings, List of Officers and Members Together with the Constitution and Charter

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Providence Press, 1874 - 144 pages
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Page 112 - papers; and meetings may be held at such other times and places as the Executive Committee may appoint. ARTICLE 6. This Constitution may be altered (or amended) at any annual meeting, by a majority of the members present,
Page 46 - declares, that the diffusion of knowledge as well as of virtue among the people, being essential to the preservation of their rights and liberties, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to promote public schools, and to adopt all means which they may deem necessary and proper to secure to the people the advantages and opportunities of education.
Page 30 - twenty-five were in very good repair; sixty-two were in ordinary repair ; and eighty-six were pronounced totally unfit for school purposes ; sixtyfive were located in the public highway, and one hundred and eighty directly on the line of the road, without any yard or outbuildings attached; and but twenty-one had a
Page 30 - of actual measurement was given, the highest seats were over eighteen inches from the floor, and the lowest, except in twenty-five schools, were over fourteen inches for the youngest pupils, and these seats were unprovided with backs. Two hundred and seventy schools were unfurnished with a clock, blackboard, or thermometer, and only five were provided with a scraper
Page 30 - the average height was less than eight feet, without any opening in the ceiling, or other effectual means for ventilation ; the seats and desks were calculated for more than two pupils, arranged on two or three sides of the room, and in most instances, where the
Page 6 - to keep a public school for the learning of youth, and for his encouragement there was granted to him and his heirs one hundred acres of land, and four more for a house lot.
Page 6 - that one hundred acres should be laid forth and appropriated for a school, for the encouragement of the poorer sort, to train up their youth in
Page 14 - In our own times, in such low estimation is this highest of all causes held, that in these days of conventions for all other objects of public interest,—when men go hundreds of miles to attend railroad conventions, and cotton conventions, and tobacco conventions, and when the delegates of political conventions are sometimes
Page 112 - expedient, and make report of their doings to the Institute at its annual meeting. ARTICLE 5. A meeting of the Institute for the choice of Officers shall be held annually in the city of Providence, in the month of January, at such time and place as the Executive Committee may designate, in a notice published in one or more of the
Page 33 - have given way for the many new, attractive, commodious and healthy edifices which now adorn our hills and valleys. We have seen, too, and felt the benefits of the more numerous and regular attendance of scholars, of the uniformity of text-books, the more vigilant supervision of school committees, and the more lively

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