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important auxiliary in the cause of education, and that we regard it the duty of teachers, and friends of education generally, to seek for it a wider circulation."
“Re: olded, That the thanks of the Association are due Mr. A. J. Craig, the Resident Editor, whose zeal and untiring labor have so prosperously carried it through a year of so much financial embarrassment."
“Reso ved, That the thanks of this Association are due, and are hereby presented, to Presi. dent Chapin, of Beloit College, and Prof. Bateman, of Illinois, for their able and instructive addresses; and to ihe Essayists, who have so promptly and creditably perform d the duties assigned; and that copies of the Addresses and Essays be requested for publication in the Journal"
“Resolved, That the Executive Committee be instructed to make provision, when practicable for vocal or instrumental music as a part of the regular exercises of the future meetings of this Association.”
“Whereas, The different Railroad Companies of this state, with the exception of the La Crosse & Milwaukee Co., and the Milwaukee and Horicon Co., have shown their appreciation of the value of popular education by granting free passes to the members of this Association on their return to their homes from this Annual Meeting, therefore,
"Resolned, That she thanks of this Assoclation be given to the different Railroad Co.'s, with the exceptions above mentioned, and that a copy of this resolation be forwarded to the Superintendents.” Adopted unanimously.
The thanks of the Association were given to J. J. M. Angear, for his exhibition of the “ Gyra 80 opic Orrery."
The Committee on Honorary Members reported, and the following named persons were elected honorary members of the Association:
Prof. N. Bateman, of Jacksonville, Ill.; A. W. Randall, L. C. Draper, 8, H. Carpenter, J. W. Hoyt, of Madison; M. M. Davis, A. B, Alden, L. W. Barden, J. F. Clark, of Portage City.
The report of the Committee on “Revision of the School Laws," as amended, was adopted as follows:
L-ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL 1. The echool law should be so amended as to allow the School Board to prohibit the attendance of children less than six years of age, when, in their opinion, the interests of the school and of the pupils affected, may be promoted thereby.
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11.-PLAN OF GENERAL SCHOOL SYSTEM,
1. School Districts.
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1st. The common school district shall remain as heretofore, and constitute the smallest division for school purposes.
2d. The several districts belonging to any one township, village, or city, shall together constitute a single district, to be called ihe Union District.
8d. The state shall be divided (as far as practicable by counties) into districts containing near one hundred schools, each to be called the Buperintendent District.
4th. The State shall be regarded a single district for all purposes connected with the general interests of education thereip.
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2. Officers and School Boards. 1st. The electors of each primary district shall elect annually, at the usual time, one officer to be called Dhector,
2d. The directors of the several primary districts of each Union District shall organize by electing from their number a president, and from the district a secretary, who shall be eco-offcio, school inspector for his proper district; and thus organized shall constitute the Union Distriot Board.
8d. The Inspectors of the several Union Districts of each Superintendent District, shall organize by electing from their number a president, and from the public at large & secretary, who
shall be, ex-officio, County Superintendent; and thus organized, sball constitute the County Board of Education.
4th. The several County Superintendents of the State shall assemble and organize by electing a Secretary, and, the State Superintendent acting as President, shall constitute the State Board of Education, of which the principal of tbe Nurmal School and Chancellor of the Univer. sity, shall be, ex officio, members.
8. Special Duties of Officers, etc. 1st. The Director shall, with few necessary exceptions, perform the same duties as beretofore.
2d. The Union District Board shall determine the number of primary districts within its proper district, te dumber and structure of school houses. They shall also determine the text books to be used, the amount of teachers' wages, and shall present, through their Secretary, to the Town Board of Supervisors, village Directors, or Board of city Aldermen, as the case may be, a statement of all moneys necessary to be used for school purposes.
3d. The Secretary of the Union District Board (School Inspector), shall visit monthly fach school under his charge, report according to blanks prepared for the purpose, and deliver his yearly report to the proper County Superintendent. He shall also perform the financial duties now incumbent upon the Town Superintendent.
4th. Each County Board of Education shall have the general control of all educational inter. ests pertaining to its propěr district.
5th. The County Superinten lent shall hold annual sessions at the call of the State Superin. tondent, to mutually aid each other in the r duties as Superintendents, to establish and perpet. uate a uniform system of the examination of teachers, of holding Teachers'Institutes, and also, to establish a system of graduate certificates, the highest of which shall be perpetual, and shall be given only by a board of examiners appointed for the purpose. The County Superintendent shall also hold Teachers' Institutes, visit each school under his charge at least twice a year, examine and license teachers, granting all grades of certifica:es except the highest, and shall annually report according to blanks furnishe 1, to the State Supe intendent.
6th. The State Board shall bave a general control of all State schools, and the school throughout the State, and shall appoiut executive committees, or regents of the State Univer. sity and Normal Schools.
III.-PLAN OF NORMAL INSTRUCTION. 1st. Model instruction in a model school connected with the high schools of each town or other High School District, together with suitable encouragement to pupils who aspire to become teachers.
2d. Efforts at Self-Improvement, in Town Associations of Teachers, assembling weekly at the cer tral school, under the direction of the Piincipal of the High School.
8d. Semi-annual Institutes, held under the direction of County Superintendents, and 'aided by the State
4th. An Itinerant Normal faculty, who, in cʻnjunction with the County Superintendents, shall give instruction in the Institutes.
Bth. Normal Academies, furnishing a disciplinary course of instruction, but aiming especi. ally to impart both the general and technical ability to teach.
6th. A Normal School proper, as a State Institution, and forming one of the several schools tbat make up a complete University.
A. J Craig, moved that a committee of five, including those of the present committee, who are members of the Association, be app inted" to revise, compile and prepare the report of the committee on Revision of the School Laws,'f r submission to the next Legislature."
Motion adopted, and the President announced as said committee, A. Pickett, of Horicon, J. B. Pradt, of Sheboygan, A. J. Craig, of Palmyra, D. Y. Kilgore, of Madison, and J. L. Pickard, of Platteville.
The Association then adjourned, to meet at such time and place as the Executive Committee may direct. JAS. W. STRONG, Sec'y.
O. M. CONOVER, President. W.C. SANFORD, A88, cec'y.
Names of those in attendance upon the Association at Portage City.
Columbia County, Rev. H. V. Train, !M. M. Davis, G. J. Cox, G. F. Richardson, L. Y.
Dane County-0. M. Connover, E. S. Carr, J. C. Pickard, J. W. Hoyt, D. Y. Kilgore, 8. H. Carpenter, J. F. Smith, C. W. Curtis. Miss E. G. Randall, Miss A. L Kilgore, Miss A. Wright, of Madison; Jerome Starr, of Sun Prairie.
Dodge County-A. Pickett, Mrs. C. M. Pickett, Miss M. J. Birge, of Horicon; N. G. Harvey W. B. Moore, J. J. Dick, W. Dunn, Miss S. A. Cowles, Miss H. M. Drown, Miss M. J. Withereil, Miss Libbie Priestley, Miss J. L. Luther, of Beaver Dam; Miss S. A. Green, of Trenton.
Grant County–J. L. Pickard, of Platteville.
Fond du Lac County-J.J. M. Angear, A. M. May, Miss M. J. Adams, Miss A. C, Atwell, of Ripon; M. M. Flint, Mrs. 'A. A. Burdick, Miss M. J. Elkins, of Waupun; J. M. Fry, of Metomen; Miss C. A. Abercrombie, of Brandon.
Jefferson County-W. C. Sandford, Miss L. A. Rockwood, of Watertown; A. J. Craig, o
Juneau County-Lyman Perry, Mrs. L. B. Perry, of Mauston.
Marque te County-Rev. P. Boynton, of Westfield; E. Fillbrook, of Oxford ; A. Holmes, of
Mthroaukee County-Miss H. A. Everts, Miss M.O.Osgood, Miss Hattie L. Porter, Miss S. A Greenleaf, Miss C. M. Lockwood, Miss S. M. Bishop, of Milwaukee.
Racine County-J. G. McMynn, L. F. Sykes,, 8. F. Heath, of Racine; 8. T. Lockwood Mrs. 8. T. Lockwood, of Burlington.
Rock County-Rev. Dr. A. L. Chapin, B. C. Rogers, I. W. Strong, W. L. Griffith, Miss L. A. Carey, Miss E. B. Carey, Miss A. A Roberts, of Beloit; Isaac Johnson, Miss E. B. Lowber, of Janesville; Miss S. Carey, Miss F. Bostwick, of Turtle.
Sauk County–J. 8. Hascall, of Dellton; Miss L. A. Swain, of Newport.
Sheboygan County-Rev. J. B. Pradt, of Sheboygan; Wm. P. Sweetland, of Greenbush Wm. O. Butler of Plymouth.
Wahoorth County-Robt. Baker, of Darien.
Washington County-G. M. West, Mrs. A. A. Thompson, Miss H. L. Thompson, Mrs. A.
Waukesha County-Rev. Dr. Savage, of Waukesha; Miss S, J. Tobey, of Merton.
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE MEETING,
At a meeting of the Editorial Committee of the Wisconsin Teachers' Association, heid in the City of Portage, Aug 6th, 1868, Rev. J. B. Pradt, of Sheboygan, was chosen chairman, and A. J. Craig, Secretary.
On motion of J. L. Pickard, A. J. Craig was elected Resident Editor of the Journal of Education, for the ensuing year.
Voted that the Resident Editor be authorized to continue the publication of the Journai on the plan pursued at present, until the next meeting of the Teachers' Association, unless events shall transpire calculated to interfere with present arrangements.
Adjourned to meet at the call of the Chairman.
J. B. PRADT, Chairman.
-STATE PHONETIC ASSOCIATION.
ACCORDING to "notice the Phonetic Convention met at Portage City on the 2d of this month, and after the usual preliminaries, and some interesting discussion, a State Phonetic Association, was formed, a Constitution adopted, and officers chosen as follows: President-JOHN B, JILSON, Kenosha. Vice President-Prof. J.8. HASCALI, Delton. Secretary-LEANDER STONE, Kenosha. Treasurer-IRA PICKARD, Beaver Dam, Hoecutive Comınittee-Prof. J. 8. Hascall, Leander Stone, Daniel P. Lane, Koshkonong; T. C. Barden, Portage City; A. H. Howard, Omro.
A Board of Local Agents or Secretaries was also appointed in various parts of the State, twen. ty-three in number, whose duties are to labor for the advancement of the Phonetio cause, in all suitable ways.
The object of the Association is to introduce, as speedily as possible, the Phonetic method of teaching reading in the schools and families of this state.
We often receive letters from teachers inquiring for situations, and from school officers inquiring for teachers, and in order to aid both parties in securing what they need, we have concluded to open an Intelligence Department in the columns of the Journal. Short notices, stating qualifications and experience of teachers,
will be inserted twice, on the receipt of the sum of fifty cents from a subscriber, or one dollar from a person not a subscriber to the Journal. No charge will be made for the insertion of applications from school officers for teachers.
All letters of inquiry, containing a stamp to pay return postage, will be promptly answered,
SITUATION WANTEDA Graduate of Yale College, who had several years experience in teaching, de. sires a situation in a graded school, either alone or with a lady who has graduated from Newbury Female Collegiate Institute-Newbury, Vt.--and had much experience as a teacher in public schools. For further information, address,
I. LOVEWELL, Lodi, Wis.
TO FORM A MAGIC SQUARE OF 64 NUMBERS.
Copy the annexed square, then cut the square into sixteen blocks, four num. bers in each block, then, no matter how laid together again, the vertical lines
will always count 260. To make the horizontal lines count the same number match each two top numbers counting 66, with two others counting 64. To form