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ORGANIZATION OF THE BUREAU OF EDUCATION.

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The working force of the Bureau, consisting of 46 persons, is divided into 7 administrative divisions or sections, namely:

(1) The Commissioner of Education, and the chief clerk and assistants.

(2) The division of statistics, the work of which is done by 11 specialists and clerks under the statistician. Its duties are the collection and compilation of statistics of education in the United States for use in the publications and in the correspondence of the Bureau.

(3) The division of correspondence and records consists of 9 clerks under the direction of the chief clerk. Its duties are to attend to the routine correspondence of the Bureau, address the labels for mailing documents, and number, file, and index all letters received and letters sent.

(4) The division of editorial work is conducted by 8 members, whose duty it is to prepare all matter issued by the Bureau for the printer, to revise manuscript, and to read proof. Included in this division also are the translators and specialists in foreign educational systems.

(5) The library and museum division, the work of which is conducted by the librarian, an assistant, and 3 clerks. In addition to the regular work in connection with the Bureau's comprehensive pedagogical library, this division has the duty of the systematic filing of educational reports and college catalogues.

(6) Through the United States agent of education in Alaska and his assistants the Bureau has established and manages 33 schools in Alaska, and is introducing the domestic reindeer of Siberia as an industrial department of the schcols, a food supply for the natives, and a means of transportation. The number reached 6,505 in 1903.

(7) The laborers, numbering 7, have various duties in connection with the details of office work.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE BUREAU OF EDUCATION.

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The publications of the Bureau consist of

First. An annual report, containing statistics and general information concerning the educational systems of the States, Territories, and cities; universities and colleges; professional, special, and scientific schools; academies, preparatory schools, and kindergartens, with a summary of the progress of education in foreign countries.

Second. Special reports on subjects pertinent to the times.

Third. Circulars of information en important questions of educational work or history, which are issued in yearly series.

Fourth. Occasional bulletins on matters of current educational interest.

(a) Thirty-three annual reports, comprising 46 volumes, have been issued, and another (for the year 19022-3) is in preparation.

(b) Twenty-five special reports have been issued.

(c) One hundred and twenty-five circulars of information have been issued, and two are com pleto in manuscript.

(d) One hundred bulletins and other minor documents have been issued.

A request for publications from a person unknown to the Bureau should be indorsed by a Senator or Representative in Congress or a superintendent of schools.

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THE BUREAU'S EXHIBIT

SEX OF TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC

STATES

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State or Territory.

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas.
California
Colorado
Connecticut.
Delaware.
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois.
Indian Territory
Indiana
Iowa..
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York.
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina.
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas.
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

United States

SEX OF TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE UNITED

STATES.

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Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware..
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indian Territory.
Indiana,
Iowa.
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan.
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Novada.
New Hampshire
Now Jersey
New Mexico
Now York.
North Carolina
North Dakota.
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island.
South Carolina
South Dakota.
Tennessee
Texas.
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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AVERAGE

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Elementary:

First grade..
Second grade
Third grade
Fourth grade
Fifth grade..
Sixth grade
Seventh grade

Eighth grade.
High school:

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Second year
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Fourth year..

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State.

Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut District of Columbia Florida Georgia Idaho. Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan. Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana

In the decade from per cent and in the to numbers in nearly eve preceding date. In ad schools maintain norm tion for 1902 showing 725 public and privatel private normal schools uates from these source to 15,000.

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In the decade from 1880 to 1890 the number of normal graduates increased 50
per cent and in the twelve years following 94 per cent. It will be seen that the
numbers in nearly every State show substantial increases over the figures for the
preceding date. In addition to public normal schools several other classes of
schools maintain normal departments, the Report of the Commissioner of Educa-
tion for 1902 showing that 234 public and private colleges and universities and
725 public and private high schools maintain normal-training departments. The
private normal schools number 109. The Report named estimates that the grad-
uates from these sources raise the total number of normal graduates for the year
to 15,000.

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