Report of the Commissioner of Education for Porto Rico

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901
 

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Page 56 - 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 160 - ... for an injury to the rights of the plaintiff arising from some act or omission of such county or other public corporation.
Page 177 - The nurse will certify that the account is correct and just; that the services were rendered as stated, and that the patient is not related to the nurse.
Page 160 - ... 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 158 - ... of study, conduct all examinations; prepare and issue all licenses or certificates to teachers; select and purchase all school books, supplies and equipments necessary for the proper conduct of education; approve of all plans for public school buildings to be erected in Porto Rico; require and collect such statistics and reports from all school boards, supervisors or superintendents and teachers as he may require; and formulate such rules and regulations as he may from time to time find necessary...
Page 159 - The treasurer of each district shall execute a bond to the district in double the amount of money, as near as can be ascertained, which will come into his hands as treasurer during his term, with sufficient surety to be approved by the president and clerk, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties.
Page 56 - ... progress with work well done is better than haste attended by superficial knowledge. Beyond all courses of study, and more important than any part or parts of the same, is the power and life of a noble teacher, impressing upon the children from day to day the simple lessons of Christian manliness...
Page 67 - Immediately the teachers took up the suggestion and the children were enthusiastic in their devotion to the plan. As a result these exercises were held on a scale so vast and so successful that the friends of the schools were more than pleased. We had no conception of this latent power. These 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 pupils. The...
Page 67 - 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.
Page 186 - March 1, 1901. CIRCULAR OF INFORMATION, In answer to repeated inquiries, I beg to state the following general facts relating to teachers in the island of Porto Rico: Teachers must be graduates of accredited colleges, normal schools, or high schools, or they must have had a successful experience as teachers under a highgrade certificate. Such teachers are licensed here without examination. The salary of teachers of English is by law not less than $40 and not more than $60 per month. The location of...

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