Report of the Commissioner of Education For Porto Rico

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1926
 

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Page 74 - Commission to be appointed by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the United States.
Page 164 - ... five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 78 - It remains only to be added that in my former report I made the remark that the department was able to manage and direct the system to whatever limits it might be able to grow. In spite of the fact that much of my time and effort has been diverted from the specific work of the schools, it is a source of gratification to be able to say that my former statement is still true. The schools are being carefully supervised and their condition is known, their progress is known, their limitations are recognized,...
Page 73 - Washington's birthday exercises were proposed and outlined by this department in a circular letter to the supervisors.... The exercises were a fitting occasion to display their patriotism and their school training. In each case the exercises consisted of patriotic songs and speeches on Washington and on patriotism by the people.... At least 25,000 children participated in these exercises and perhaps 5,000 citizens joined in the patriotic demonstration. These exercises have done much to Americanize...
Page 170 - ... construction, repair, or furnishing of a schoolhouse, until satisfied that the terms of said contract are being properly observed. 3. Where a district provides but one school, said school shall be open to both sexes, and the schoolhouse shall be entirely separate, and upon different premises from the residence of the teacher or any other private family. 4. It shall be the duty of the board of trustees to keep the school buildings of their district in proper sanitary condition, to provide proper...
Page 10 - It provides for a school board in each municipality to be elected by the people, composed of three qualified electors, who shall be chosen for a term of three years, which officers are required to take an oath of office and to elect a treasurer who shall disburse their funds. They shall have charge of all school buildings in their district, erect and repair school property, rent buildings for school purposes, pay the rent of houses for the teachers, and in general perform such other duties as belong...
Page 184 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 58 - Business transactions and accounts. Thorough study of inclosed and solid contents of cylinder, pyramid, and cone. III. Study of grasses and grains. Typical marine animals. Some plant family, as the rose. General review of North America. Study of Asia and Africa, noting especially colonies and dependencies with special lessons upon productions and government. Study of coal, its distribution and uses. The composition and purity of air, organs of respiration, including ventilation, disinfectants, exercise...
Page 58 - Philippines, and other countries important to the pupils. V. Drawing of plants and common objects. Analyses of leaves and flowers for color scheme. Study of famous paintings, using the results as language and history material. Accurate drawings of simple rectangular objects and the applications in appropriate material.
Page 170 - ... years who are residents of the island. And it is forbidden any teacher to accept fees for instruction given in public schools during school hours. (2) The teacher may suspend, and the board of education may permanently exclude, from public schools under their jurisdiction pupils of bad moral character, or who are insubordinate, or who possess or are exposed to infectious diseases.

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