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ORGANIZATION OF THE BUREAU OF EDUCATION.
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.
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.
THE BUREAU'S EXHIBIT
SEX OF TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC
State or Territory.
SEX OF TEACHERS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE UNITED
19 16 40 34 16 19 12
9 13 54 14 46 26 38
61 58 39 41
710 36,636 8,731 4,583 26, 410 2,915 4,510 30, 640 2,002 5,832 5,052 9, 484 16,170 1,583 3,906 9,008 4, 159
48 46 20
37 75 29
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.
AVERAGE AGE OF PUPILS ON ENTERING ON THE WORK OF
EACH GRADE, OR YEAR'S WORK, OF THE CURRICULUM.
In the decade from 1880 to 1890 the number of normal graduates increased 50