A History of Public Education in Rhode Island: From 1636 to 1876

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Providence Press Company, 1876 - Education - 458 pages
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Page 122 - Board, collect information of the actual condition and efficiency of the Common Schools, and other means of popular education, and diffuse as widely as possible throughout every part of the Commonwealth, information of the most approved and successful methods of arranging the studies, and conducting the education of the young, to the end that all children in this Commonwealth, who depend upon Common Schools for instruction, may have the best education which those schools can be made to impart.
Page 5 - ... that one hundred acres should be laid forth, and appropriated for a school, for encouragement of the poorer sort, to train up their youth in learning, and Mr. Robert Lenthal, while he continues to teach school, is to have the benefit thereof.
Page 77 - Any person conceiving himself aggrieved may appeal or petition to the commissioner of education who is hereby authorized and required to examine and decide the same; and the...
Page 252 - Corporation, and shall hold his office therein by the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension...
Page 428 - The teachers shall take care that the school-houses, tables, desks, and apparatus in the same, and all the public property entrusted to their charge, be not cut, scratched, marked, or injured and defaced in any manner whatever. And it shall be the duty of the teachers to give prompt notice to one or more of the trustees, of any repairs that may be needed.
Page 119 - ... shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or be imprisoned not exceeding six months...
Page 172 - ... 2d. That primary schools for the instruction of children from four to seven years of age, be established in various parts of the town under the superintendence and direction of the primary school committee. " 3d. That the monitorial system be immediately tested in one of the common schools.
Page 119 - ... to support the constitution of the United States and of this state, and faithfully to discharge the duties of his office.
Page 8 - ... of the inhabitants (and what is most surprising and remarkable, the plan of a Free School, supported by a tax, was rejected by the POORER sort of the people) being strangely led away not to see their own as well as the public interest therein, (by a few objectors at first) either because they were not the projectors, or had not public spirit to execute so laudable a design, and which wns first voted by the town with great freedom.
Page 72 - ... received from the treasurer of the town for the year previous, had been applied to the wages of teachers, and for no other purpose whatever.

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