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SCHOOL JOURNAL

THAT WHICB MAKES A GOOD CONSTITUTION MUST KEEP IT, VIZ: MEN OF WISDOM AND VIRTUR: QUALITIES
THAT, BECAUSE THEY DESCEND NOT WITH WORLDLY INHERITANCE, MUST BE CAREFULLY

PROPAGATED BY A VIRTUOUS EDUCATION OF YOUTH.-Penn.

EDITED BY

THO. H. BURRO WES.

VOL. IV.

LANOASTER:
W. B. WILEY, PRINTER.

1855.

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PENNSYLVANIA

SCHOOL JOURNAL.

VOL. IV.
LANCASTER, PA., JULY, 1855.

NO. 1.
THE SCHOOL
SCHOOL JOURNAL. Meeting of the State Teachers' Association.

The regular semi-annual meeting of the “State Teachers'

Association of Pennsylvania,” will be held at the city of
PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

Pittsburg, in the Hall of the 3d Ward School Building on
TUESDAY, the 7th of August, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

It is earnestly desired that the attendance of Teachers
THO. H. BURROWES, Editor.

and Superintendents be large, that the interests of education may receive a fresh impetus in our State.

The following subjects will be reported upon by commitTopics suggested for discussion in this Journal, tees previously appointed: though not intended to exclude any others which correspon

1. Working of the Public Schools of Philadelphia.

2. The power and influence of the study of mathematics dents may prefer :

in disciplining the mind. School and District Libraries.

3. High Schools, their influence and object. The best form of a School Register.

4. School Discipline. Normal Schools.

5. Examination of Teachers. Graded Schools in Rural Districts.

6. Union graded schools in town. School Apparatus.

7. Development of the muscles. The teaching of Definitions.

8. Development of the intellect. The Heating and Ventilating of school rooms.

9. Development of the moral faculties. Daily preparation by Teacher for his school room duties. 10. Development of the religious faculties. The propriety of State Teachers' Certificates.

The reports will be followed by discussions of the sub. The best means of improving District Supervision. jects, by the members of the Association.

A. M. GOW, Chn. Ex. Com. THE PITTSBURGH High School. The Directors

Washington, Pa. June 26, 1855. of the Central Board of Education, of Pittsburgh, Hotel, Pittsburg, on Tuesday morning, at 8 o'clock, for the

Ex. Com. S. T. ASSOCIATION will meet at the St. Charles are desirous of obtaining a Principal for the High purpose of preparing business for the sessions of the AssoSchool about to be established in this city. A man ciation.

A. M. Gow, Chm. of the higest qualifications, largest experience and Arrangements are in progress for reducing the cost of who can come with proper recommendations, is de travel to and from Pittsburg. These will be announced in sired, and to such a person an annual salary of $2000 the August No. of the Journal, which will be published will be paid. The school is intended to be conduct somewhat in advance of the usual time.

T. H. B. ed in a similar manner to those of the Eastern cities.

THE PENNAYLVANIA STATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIAApplications may be made up to the 16th of July. Tion, at their second annual meeting held at Lewis. Address, R. E. M'Gowin, Pres. of the Board. town, Dec. 26th, 1854, desirous of still farther advan. Pittsburgh, June 20, 1855.

cing the interests of the cause of education, unani. mously

Resolved. That a committee be appointed to preANOTHER APOLOGY.-The Index for the last and the Title Page for this volume, with the matter un- next meeting of the Association, to the Teachers of

pare a Circular and forward a copy of it, prior to the der the official head, occupy more of this number each College, Academy and Female Seminary, and to than was allowed for when the last form of it, (which every County Suprintendent, inviting them to beis always worked off first,) was made up. This ex- come members of the Association, and assist in pro

moting its objects. cludes much editorial matter, book notices and some

Through the energetic action of teachers devoted communications. Hereafter we shall be able to make to the interests of their profession, and other friends a better calculation and present greater variety. of education, a commendable degree of interest in the

practical working of our educational system has been COUNTY SUPERINTENDENCY. This department of aroused. It ie believed that the State Teachers' Asthe Journal is new, and will be found useful and in this work, and that through its instrumentality public

sociation has aided greatly in the accomplishment of teresting. We hope to be enabled, by the officers to sentiment will still farther be excited to a state of whom it is devoted to keep it full and profitable. healthful activity in reference to public schools.

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