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THE HIGH SCHOOL AND CIVIC SPIRIT. William Orr,
Principal of High School, Springfield, Mass. THE MORAL INFLUENCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS: Dr.
Endicott Peabody, Head Master of Groton
School. DISCUSSION : Harlan P. Amen, Principal of Phillips
Department of Normal Schools
CHARLES S. CHAPIN,
Wednesday, July 6.-Bethlehem High School.
2.00 P. M.
THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF NORMAL SCHOOLS
IN NEW ENGLAND: Albert G. Boyden, Princi
pal State Normal School, Bridgewater, Mass. POSSIBLE REFORMS IN THE NORMAL SCHOOL: Wil
liam E. Hatch, Superintendent of Schools, New
School, Farmington, Me.
Thursday, July 7.—Bethlehem High School.
2.00 P. M.
THE INCREASING DIFFICULTY OF SUPPLYING THE DE
MAND FOR GOOD TEACHERS: Walter P. Beck
with, Principal of State Normal School, Salem. DISCUSSION. Ella L. Sweeney, Assistant Supt. of Schools,
Providence, R. I.
Department of Elementary Schools.
WALTER E. RANGER, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Vermont.
Thursday, July 7.—Cruft Hall.
2.00 P. M.
GENERAL TOPIC: SUBJECTS AND COURSES OF STUDY
IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
a. On what, as vital, is there general agree
ment? b. What may be eliminated from present
2. THE RELATION OF PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE TO
THE COURSE OF STUDY: Prin. John L. Alger,
Friday, July 8.-Cruft Hall.
2.00 P. M.
GENERAL TOPIC: RURAL SCHOOL PROBLEMS.
Hon. G. T. Fletcher, Northampton, Mass. 2. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES,
OF UNITING RURAL SCHOOLS.
Hon. Channing Folsom, Concord, N. H. 3. THE RURAL SCHOOL'S ADVANTAGE.
Prin. William A. Beede, Morrisville, Vt. 4. CLASSIFICATION AND
ington, Conn. 5. SANITATION AND MORALS IN RURAL SCHOOLS.
B. E. Merriam, Supt. of Schools, Bellows Falls,
During the General Session the following business was transacted:
Tuesday, July 5. The Board of Directors met at the close of the evening session and it was
Voted :-That the usual tax of one dollar be levied upon each member of the Institute for the year 1904.
Wednesday, July 6. At the morning session President Keyes appointed the following Committees :
On Resolutions. O. M. Lord, Maine ; M. C. Smart, New Hampshire; J. L. Alger, Vermont; L. P. Nash, Massachusetts ; C. E. Dennis, Rhode Island ; W. I. Twitchell, Connecticut.
W. W. Stetson, Maine; Channing Folsom, New Hampshire; Clarence H. Dempsey, Vermont; Bertha M. McConkey, Massachusetts; Walter B. Jacobs, Rhode Island.
Thursday, July 7. At the evening session Mr. O. M. Lord, Superintendent of Schools of Portland, Me., presented, in behalf of the Mayor and Board of Trade of his city, an invitation to the Institute to hold its next annual meeting in Portland. Mr. Lord set forth the advantages of Portland for such a meeting and urged the acceptance of his invitation.
On motion of W. W. Stetson it was Voted: That the thanks of the Institute be extended to Mr. Lord and those whom he represented for their cordial invitation and that the matter be referred to the Executive Committee for their consideration.
Friday, July 8. At the morning session the Committee on Resolutions reported as follows:
1. Resolved, That the thanks of the Institute are due to the President, for his untiring and efficient efforts in arranging and conducting the meeting, and to each of the executive officers, to the heads of the different departments, to those who have contributed by papers, discussions, and music, to the very excellent program; also to the Bethlehem Board of Trade, to the officers of the railroads, to the hotel proprietors, and citizens who have contributed to the comfort and enjoyment of the occasion.
2. Resolved, That we recommend measures to promote the collection of facts of educational experience, and concerted experimentation, and urge that the states represented at this meeting should co-operate with the committee of eleven appointed by the Department of Superintendence of the National Educational Association for this work.
3. Resolved, That in consequence of the rapid increase in cost of living during recent years, and the relative reduction of the salaries of teachers because of the failure of such salaries to make corresponding