Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. The general introduction of free books in all grades was urged, on the ground that the measure would promote the attendance in the higher grades, facilitate the organization and maintenance of class work, and be on the whole economical to parents.
Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. Free books and free stationery were, introduced in 1902.
Good teachers, intelligent, discreet, sympathetic and devoted teachers make good schools ; all other matters are only accessory.
I am safe in saying that every teacher has done his best, or her best, work in the school room; and that best work has made more secure his or her tenure of position.
The janitor of a school in a neighboring city was recently heard to say that the janitor of a school in St. 15 had an easy berth compared to his, for, said he, **A11 the St. FIFTIETH ANNUAL EEPOBT OP THE U' i^ /t^£,^-'C^ BOARD OF EDUCATION OP THE CITY OF ST. Nevertheless great progress has been made, as is shown by the lines AH1900K, and AP1890O, which represent the at- REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT. 11 tendance four and fourteen years ago respectively. Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. It has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain.
Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. : the introduction of weekly lessons in manual training and domestic science in the seventh and eighth grades, and the erection and opening of the two new High Schools. The diagram bel Ow shows the persistence of school attendance in 1904 as compared with what it was in 19.