Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston

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Page 189 - Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils...
Page 32 - For many years it has been one of my constant regrets, that no schoolmaster of mine had a knowledge of natural history, so far at least as to have taught me the grasses that grow by the wayside, and the little winged and wingless neighbors that are continually meeting me, with a salutation which I cannot answer, as things are...
Page 139 - In any triangle, the sum of the two sides containing either angle, is to their difference, as the tangent of half the sum of the two other angles, to the tangent of half their difference.
Page 10 - ... amend, to postpone indefinitely; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are arranged...
Page 32 - Why didn't somebody teach me the constellations, too, and make me at home in the starry heavens which are always overhead, and which I don't half know to this day?
Page 255 - Who ever really learnt history and geography except by private reading ? and what an utter failure a system of education must be, if it has not given the pupil a sufficient taste for reading to seek for himself those...
Page 9 - Chairman shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Board at the request of any two members.
Page 5 - And generally they shall have all the powers, in relation to the care and manage24 ment of the public schools, -which the selectmen of towns or school committees are authorized by the laws of this commonwealth to exercise.
Page 265 - It was a NEW type. Its main features were these. 1. It was large. Up to this time, a Grammar School containing four hundred pupils was considered very large. This building had six hundred and sixty seats in its school-rooms, exclusive of the hall. 2. It contained a separate school-room for each teacher, twelve in all, and, of course, recitation rooms were not needed.
Page 265 - It contained a separate schoolroom for each teacher, 12 in all, and, of course, recitation rooms were not needed. 3. It contained a hall large enough to seat comfortably all the pupils that could be accommodated in its schoolrooms, and even more.

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