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THE UNITED STATES

BUREAU OF EDUCATION.

[Created as a Department March 2, 1867. Made an Office of the

Interior Department July 1, 1869.

COMMISSIONERS.

HIENRY BARNARD,
March 14, 1867, to March 15, 1870.

JOHN EATON,

March 16, 1870, to August 5, 1886.

NATHANIEL H. R. DAWSON,

August 6, 1886, to date.

CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER 1.—THE COMMISSIONER'S STATEMENT.

The work of tic Ofece.

Tłe Maseum ..

The Library ...

Pablications of the Office..

Plan and scope of the Annual Report..

EL.story of American education

Te College of William and Mary...

Leport on the Stady of History in American Colleges and Universities

Opininas of the recent work of the Bureau.

Alaska ....

Sketch of the history, geography, eto., of the Territory.

Civil government..

Education .....

Tour of inspection.

Metlakahtla.

Plan of education.

Present condition of the schools ...

What provision is necessary for school-houses..

Application of school fund for the present year.

Future policy of the Government...

Removal of the Office.....

Delay in the pablication of the Report

Conclusion ...

CHAPTER II.-STATISTICS OF STATE COMMON-SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

Completeness of the returns..

System pursued....

Limitations of statistics ...

Urban and rural school systems.

Mise of the tables-sources of error..

Behool year, total population, and population 6-14 (Table 1).

School ages and school census (Table 2).

Eorulmeat (Table 3)...

Irenage daily attendance (Table 4)...

Tutal attendance-daration of schools (Table 5).

Sember of school buildings—seating capacity (Table 6).

Slibraries-high schools (Table 7)....

Private schools (Table 8).......

Teachers (Table 9)...

Scies of teachers (Table 10)...

Sol revenge (Tables 11, 12, and 12 A).

Salespenditures (Tables 13, 14, and 14 A).......

Panent school fand, total assessed valuation, and value of school property (Table 15).

Percentage of increase or decreaso during the past year of various items (Table 16).

Is years' growth of the public school system (Table 17)

Zestion in the South

Espenditure.....

Lotion in the North and West

date school officers (Table 18).

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