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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

Academy, Exeter.

Department of Normal Schools

President.

CHARLES S. CHAPIN,
State Normal School, Providence, R. I.

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

Bedford, Mass.
DISCUSSION OF ABOVE PAPERS.
Joseph G. Edgerly, Superintendent of Schools,

Fitchburg, Mass.
George C. Purington, Principal of State Normal

School, Farmington, Me.
Louis P. Nash, Superintendent of Schools, Holy-

oke, Mass.

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.
F. H. Beede, Superintendent of Schools, New

Haven, Conn.

Department of Elementary Schools.

President.

WALTER E. RANGER, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Vermont.

Thursday, July 7.Cruft Hall.

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2.00 P. M.

GENERAL TOPIC: SUBJECTS AND COURSES OF STUDY

IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
I. ESSENTIALS OF AN ELEMENTARY COURSE.

a. On what, as vital, is there general agree

ment? b. What may be eliminated from present

courses?
c. What subjects and arts should receive more

attention ?
Supt. Clarence H. Dempsey, St. Johnsbury,

Vt.
Prin. Charles A. Brodeur, Westfield, Mass.

2. THE RELATION OF PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE TO

THE COURSE OF STUDY: Prin. John L. Alger,

Johnson, Vt.
3. SUBJECTS, ARTS, AND COURSES

RURAL
SCHOOLS.
Miss Celeste E. Bush, Niantic, Conn.

FOR

Friday, July 8.-Cruft Hall.

2.00 P. M.

GENERAL TOPIC: RURAL SCHOOL PROBLEMS.
1. IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION IN RURAL

COMMUNITIES :
(a) From within (6) From without.

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

PROGRAMS

IN

RURAL
Schools.
Mrs. Anna D. Pollard, Supt. of Schools, South-

ington, Conn. 5. SANITATION AND MORALS IN RURAL SCHOOLS.

B. E. Merriam, Supt. of Schools, Bellows Falls,
Vt.

BUSINESS PROCEEDINGS.

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.

On Nominations.

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

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