A Chronology of the Boston Public Schools

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Página 5 - It is ordered that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein.
Página 7 - ... a master of good morals, competent to instruct, in addition to the branches of learning aforesaid, the history of the United States, bookkeeping by single entry, geometry, surveying, and algebra ; and shall employ such master to instruct a school, in such city, town, or district, for the benefit of all the inhabitants thereof, at least ten months in each year...
Página 13 - Any city or town may, and every city and town having more than ten thousand inhabitants, shall annually make provision for giving free instruction in industrial or mechanical drawing to persons over fifteen years of age, either in day or evening schools, under the direction of the school committee.
Página 6 - Grammar Schools unless they shall have learned in some other school, or in some other way, to read the English language by spelling the same...
Página 18 - Every person having under his control a child between the ages of eight and fourteen years, and in every city and town where opportunity is furnished, in connection with the regular work of the public schools, for gratuitous instruction in the use of tools or in manual training, or for industrial education in any form...
Página 16 - Evening schools compulsory in towns and cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants "for the instruction of persons over 12 years of age in orthography, reading, writing, geography, arithmetic, drawing, history of the United States, and good behavior," and such other subjects as the School Committee shall deem expedient. (Acts of 1883, Chap. 174.) 1883. — Importance of industrial education discussed by Superintendent Seaver, outlining a central school which later was realized in the Mechanic Arts High...
Página 20 - ... Supervision of drawing in day schools restored, and a staff of assistants to the Director appointed. (SD 3 of 1903, p. 100.) Transfer of Normal School to State considered, and defeated. (SM of 1896, p. 523; SD 5 of 1897, p. 16.) 1897. — Additional loans authorized, of which not less than $500,000 to be used for new high school buildings in East Boston, South Boston, West Roxbury and Dorchester. (Acts of 1897, Chap. 442.) Board of Supervisors report in favor of a Girls' High School of Practical...
Página 6 - ... the Charge of supporting the several Publick Schools amounted the last Year to more than ^ part of the whole Sum drawn for by the Selectmen"; but the committee wisely added, "altho. this Charge is very Considerable & the number of Schools is greater than the Law requires, Yet as the Education of Children is of the greatest Importance to the Community; the Committee cannot be of Opinion...
Página 15 - Evening schools shall be maintained by towns having 10,000 inhabitants for the instruction of persons over 12 years of age in orthography, reading, writing, geography, arithmetic, drawing, history of the United States, good behavior, and such other branches as the school committee may deem expedient, and any town may establish such a school. Every town of 50,000 inhabitants must maintain an evening high school. Any town may, and every city and town having more than 10,000 inhabitants shall, annually...
Página 10 - every scholar shall have daily in the forenoon and afternoon some kind of physical or gymnastic exercise." (SD 22 of 1891, p. 27.) 1854. — School Committee reorganized to consist of Mayor, president of Common Council, and six elected from each ward, in all 74 members. (Acts of 1854, Chap. 448, Sect. 53.) General law authorizing cities and towns to establish position of Superintendent of Schools. (Acts of 1854, Chap. 314.) Boston had...

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