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forty meetings of the Association "The Township High School," will be an agreeable relief, and by "Vacation Schools", and "Continuthis selection of dates for opening
ous Sessions at Normal Schools," and closing, Sunday travel going to and from the convention will be
are among the topics which will be rendered unnecessary.
It is ex
discussed by experts from the Supected that the Council will meet perintendent's point of view. "What July 6, and 7. The Trunk Line
can Child Study contribute to the and Central Passenger Associations
Science of Education?" is a question have granted already a rate of one fare for the round trip plus $2.00
that will be treated with a view of membership fee. On the 14th inst. ascertaining the limits of the services the Trunk Line Association will that may be rendered by investigatake action upon our further appli- tions in this line. The aesthetic side cation touching the matter of de- of education will receive attention posit and extension of tickets to August 31, a matter which is essen
in a paper on "the Influence of tial to a final decision with respect
Music and Music study upon to Washington, since the action character," and in address of the Executive Committee is by Dr. Harris “The value conditioned upon such action
of the Tragic and the Comic of the Trunk Line Associa
in Education." Gov. Robt. L. Taytion. We are assured that there will be failure
lor, one of the famous orators of part to grant what we ask. We the South, will deliver an address of have also asked for four dates of welcome. The famous Dr. Scove! sale in Trunk Line territory; viz., of Wooster, Ohio, has promised an July 4, 5, and 6, and 7. It is possible
address on "Realizing the Final that we may be unable to get four
Aim of Education." dates. In that event, the dates will be 5, 6, and 7 in Trunk Line terri- State Supt. Grace R. Patton has tory and correspondingly earlier agreed to organize a conference of dates in connecting associations. State Superintendents. The Her
bart Society promises an interesting THE FIRST CALL TO CHATTANOOGA.
program for its sessions. The afThe meetings of the Department ternoon conferences will take up of Superintendence of the National “School Hygiene," "Promotions” Educational Association will be and "The Improvement of our held at Chattanooga, Tenn., on Common Schools." A youth who Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
passes through the elementary day, Feb. 22-24, 1898. The morn- schools, the high school, the coling and evening sessions will be de- lege and the professiona! school envoted to regular discussions, and ters his profession in America two the afternoon sessions to confer- or three years later than if he had ences on important subjects. "The studied in the schools of England, Mission of the Elementary School," France and Germany; and it is
hoped that these conferences will ant. Ohio ought to be and we bebring to light some causes of this lieve will be largely represented. waste of time and effort in our The Educational Press Associaschools.
tion will also hold its semi-annual The hotels have agreed to make meeting in connection with the Dethe usual reduction in rates. The partment.
The President, John Southeastern Passenger Associa- McDonald, editor of the Western tion has adopted a rate of one first- School Journal, Topeka, Kansas, class fare for the round trip to Chat- has prepared an excellent program tanooga, and favorable rates are and the meeting is already an asexpected from the other passenger
sured success. associations. The views of scenery from Lookout Mountain are unsur- THE NEXT STATE MEETING. passed. The municipal authorities
The Executive Committee of the of Chattanooga are taking steps to
State Association has selected Putprovide for the superintendents and
in-Bay as the place of holding the educators who will attend the meet
next annual meeting and June 29, ings, a grand, good time.
30 and July 1 as the time. AssurAccompanying the above an
ances, backed by bonds given by nouncement from Hon. Nathan C.
responsible signers not interested Schaeffer, State Superintendent of
in the Hotel Victory, are offered by Pennsylvania, and President of the
the proprietors of that hotel. They Department, there was a letter stat
also agree to assign rooms in ading that the Chairman of the West
vance; provide for registration ern Passenger Association was very through cards, so that no delay in desirous of determining the number
reaching rooms will occur; and they of persons from each state in his
further agree to make the presentaterritory who would likely attend
tion of membership tickets a conthe meeting with a view of granting dition necessary to secure the rea proper reduction of rates should
duced rates which they offer. The the number warrant. The editor distance to points outside of Ohio, has no means of determining the offering invitations for the meeting, number likely to attend from Ohio, together with the fact that only but replied that while no definite single lines of railroad reach them, number could be named, the State led the committee to hesitate to lowould be largely represented. It is cate the next meeting beyond the earnestly hoped that the attendance boundaries of the state. from Ohio will prove that we are The committee were instructed not mistaken. The trip will be a de- by resolution of the Association to lightful one, the distance is not avoid large cities in making choice great, and the meeting is import- of place for the next meeting. If it had not been so instructed, the on the program for discussion, and time of meeting would have been the enthusiasm shown by the memchanged to December 1898, and bers in their work, more than made Columbus chosen as the place. up for the lack of numbers. The
The committee will ask the Asso- Boxwell and Workman Laws were ciation at its next meeting to make discussed at some length. The such a change, and thus give the hope was expressed that in the near members a chance to express their future the Boxwell Law might be wishes in the matter.
so amended as to make the payment There can be no doubt that the of tuition compulsory instead of management of the Hotel Victory optional as it is at present. The obwill succeed in releasing themselves jections to the Workman Law were from the undesirable position in the fully considered and several possiestimation of Ohio teachers which ble remedies for some of the weak they have held since the meeting of points were suggested. There was 1896.
a general expression of willingness Rates to the National meeting to join with the opponents of the by way of the state meeting will, Workman Law in securing amendin all probability, not exceed those ments looking to its improvement. direct to Washington and the Many of the Township Superintengreater number of those attending dents are also Principals of High the Washington meeting will de- Schools which have been the result sire a circuitous route which will of better organization made possienable them to visit other eastern ble by the present school law. In points of interest besides the
every case the Superintendent was National Capital.
of the opinion that the Township The committee are sure they did High School and Township Superthe best thing for the state associa- vision would suffer an irreparable tion under the circumstances.
injury by a return to the three J. H. SNYDER, Secretary. director system.
Corson was present during a part STATE ASSOCIATION OF TOWNSHIP SUPERINTENDENTS.
of one session. The Township BY C. L. DICKEY.
Superintendents recognize in him a The State Association of Town- loyal and sympathetic friend and he ship Superintendents held a very is always sure of a welcome at their successful session at Columbus, sessions. The Commissioner had December 28. Owing partly to the a very pardonable pride in presentfact that reduced rates had not been ing to the members of the associasecured from the railroads, the at- tion copies of the Report of the tendance was not large, but the in- Committee of Twelve, to the Naterest manifested in all the subjects tional Educational Association, on
RY R. W. MITCHELL.
Rural Schools. Ohio is the second questions as; What do you do state to secure the plates of this when you visit a school? What is exceedingly valuable report and the the new geography? The School members of the Association fully Library, and other live topics. appreciated the prompt action of After spending some time in the the Commissioner, the kindness of renewal of acquaintance and social the Public Printer, and the cour- intercourse the Association adtesy of the Superintendent of the journed to meet at Put-in-Bay with Bindery in stopping other work, the State Association. which made it possible for them to secure this report so soon after its STATE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL EX
The advance sheets of the Commissioner's annual report in which The State Association of School he discusses fully the rural school Examiners held one of the most question were also on hand for dis- spirited meetings since its organitribution. Commissioner-elect, Su- zation in the Assembly Hall of the perintendent L. D. Bonebrake Library Building in Columbus, dropped in during the afternoon December 29 and 30. There were session and being introduced by present about sixty-five school exthe president assured the members aminers. of his interest in their work and his In the absence of Pres. J. C. desire to help solve the Rural Hartzler, Prin. I. M. Jordan was School Problem. He suggested a elected to preside and Supt. R. W. union of several townships, giving Mitchell as secretary pro tem. the supervisor from thirty to fifty During the first day the disschools as a possible solution of the cussions
very interesting, question of supervision. This sug- bringing out many suggestions of gestion is in direct accord with the the best methods of examining aprecommendation of Commissioner plicants for certificates. Corson in his last report.
The consensus of opinion was The Association is especially that in the examination of young fortunate in having so many warm and inexperienced applicants as friends among the City Superin- much oral work in theory and methtendents and High School Men of ods of teaching should be used as the State. A great many of them possible. That teachers of experwere present at different times dur- ience who are falling below the ing the session and upon invitation standard at present should be alparticipated in the discussions. lowed to drop out of the profession.
The evening session was occu- That County Examiners should pied in the consideration of such use the State Reading Course as the
basis of examinations in Theory cox, S. P. Humphrey and C. S. and Practice and Literature. That Fay. Mr. Wilcox reported the folthe Examiners should exert every lowing resolutions: influence in their power to encour- WHEREAS, we find after a careful age the teachers to belong to the trial, that the number of examinaTeachers' Reading Circles and tions—ten held in one year, as alread the whole Course. Prof. Pearson lowed by law-is insufficient in gave a short talk on the subject, some of the counties for the exam“Institute Work” and gave an ac
iners to do justice to the applicants, count of work being done in Geog- owing to the crowded condition of raphy by the “Committee on Geog- the classes; therefore, be it raphy" appointed by the Com- Resolved, That the number of exmissioner of Schools. Mr. Gal- aminations be limited in such counbreath, State Librarian, then gave ties as have had from 500 to 700 apan account of the workings of the plications in the preceding year, to State Circulating Library. Any 12; over 700 applications, to 15. organization or school can
Resolved, That the examiners be the loan of books in lots of twenty- allowed mileage at the rate of 5 five by paying the express charges cents per mile to and from the place both ways. After the discussion of of the meetings of the board by the some of the topics committees were most practicable route. selected to draft resolutions and re- Some of the members were inport the same to the Association for clined to regard the amount allowed adoption.
for mileage as too low, but after an The discussion on “Issuing extended discussion the resolutions Primary Certificates" brought out were adopted. An effort will be the expression from all that they made to induce the general assemshould be given only to teachers of bly to embody them into law at the recognized ability to do special coming session. primary work.
A resolution of three years ago, The following resolutions were urging abstinence on the part of adopted:
teachers from the use of tobacco Resolved. That we recommend was referred to before the meeting that the law be so amended that ap- adjourned. plicants for special certificates shall The Committee on Nominations be required to be examined in reported as follows: Theory and Practice of Teaching. For President, S. P. Humphreys,
After a lengthy discussion on the Ironton; Vice President, E. Burnumber of examinations, the mat- gess, Lancaster; Secretary, J. B. ter was referred to a committee Taylor, Granville; Ex. Com. D. C. consisting of Messrs. J. A. Wil- Meck, Mansfield; Horace Stokes,