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STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committees from which reports are due in 1891 are Nos. I, IV, VI, VIII, X, XII. The topics already reported on will be found in italics, with the year of the report in parentheses.

The Chairman of each of the above-named Committees should organize his Committee at once, select a subject, and notify the President, S. H. Peabody, Champaign, Ill., as early as February 1st, 1891.

The Council has ordered that “a place be given in the next year's program for volunteer contributions from members of the Council, outside of the regular committee work, under the following conditions: (a) Papers must not exceed fifteen minutes each in time for reading; (6) no paper will be placed on the volunteer program which has not been presented to the Executive Committee three months previous to the time of the meeting of the Council, and which has not received the approval of said committee."

I. On State School Systems.-SUB- | Academies (1885); (3) Preparatory Schools TOPICS: (1) Organization (1883); (2) Su- (1884, 1887); (4) The Opportunities of the pervision (1885); (3) Licensure of Teachers Rural Population for Secondary Education (1889); (4) School Revenues; (5) Compul- (1889); (5) Schools by Correspondence; sory Education; (6) Tenure of Office of Teach- (6) Rational Selection and Order of Studies erx (1887).

with Reference to Admission to College. D. L. Kiehle, St. Paul, Minn., Chair'n. J. H. Baker, Denver, Col., Chairman. J. L. Pickard, Iowa City, Iowa.

W. A. Mowry, Boston, Mass. J. H. Canfield, Lawrence, Kan.

Lillie J. Martin, San Francisco, Cal. Ira G. Hoitt, Sacramento, Cal.

H. S. Tarbell, Providence, R. I. W. D. Parker, Madison, Wis.

E. W. Coy, Cincinnati, Ohio. II. On City School Systems.-SUB- V. On Elementary Education.TOPICS: (1) Organization; (2) Supervision Sư B-Topics: (1) Courses of Study (1882); (1884, 1890); (3) Superintendency; (4) (2) Oral Teaching (1884); (3) Text-Books Qualification of Teachers; (5) Classification (1886); (4) Waste in Elementary Education of Pupils (1886); (6) Ungraded Schools; (1888); (5) Length of Sessions; (6) Man(7) Business Side of City School Systems ual Training; (7) Kindergarten; (8) Essen(1888, 1889, 1890).

tials in Elementary Education (1890). Aaron Gove, Denver, Col., Chairman. C. C. Rounds, Plymouth, N. H., Chair'n. George Ilowland, Chicago, Ill,

R. W. Stevenson, Wichita, Kan. V. C. Dougherty, Peoria, I.

A. J. Rickoff, New York, N. Y. B. A. Hinsdale, Ann Arbor, Mich. Z. Richards, Washington, D. C. E. E. White, Cincinnati, Ohio.

N. A. Calkins, New York, N. Y. III. On Higher Education.-SUB- VI. On Normal Education.-- SUBTOPICS: (1) Higher Institutions Required TOPICS: (1) Kind of Normal Schools Re(1885); (2) Harmonizing of Higher, Second- quired; (2) Academical and Professional ary, and Elementary Schools (1882); (3) Ad- Training (1883, 1889); (3) Practice Departmission to College (1884); (4) Elective System ments (1885); (4) City Normal Schools; (5) (1888); (5) College Government; (6) What Teachers' Institutes (1887); (6) Chairs of PedShould Precede the University?

agogics in Colleges. Wm. II. King, Mt. Vernon, Ia., Chairn. A. S. Draper, Albany, N. Y., Chairman. C. M. Woodward, St. Louis, Mo.

D. B. IIagar, Salem, Mass. N. C. Schaeffer, Kutstown, Pa.

S. S. Parr, St. ('loud, Minn. J. E. Bradley, Minneapolis, Minn.

Ella C. Sabin, Portland, Oregon. H. B. Sprague, Grand Forks, Dak.

L. H. Jones, Indianapolis, Ind. IV. On Secondary Education.- VII. On Technological Educa. SUB-TOPICS: (1) High Schools (1882); (2) tion.-SUB-TOPICS: (1) Technical Training

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in Public Schools (1881); (2) Preparation for | X. On Hygiene in Education.Institutes of Technology; (3) Pedagogical SUB-TOPICS: (1) Sanitary Exercises and ApValue of the School Workshop (1886); (4) Pro- pliances in Public Schools (1883); (2) Recesses fessional Function of Polytechnic Schools; (1884, 1885); (3) Indoor Exercises; (4) (5) Agricultural Colleges (1888); (6) Summer Heating and Ventilation; (5) Lighting; (6) Schools of Science.

Relation of Mental Labor to Physical Health L. S. Thompson, Jersey City, N.J., Ch'n. (1887); (7) Harmonious Development (1889). Geo. T. Fairchild, Manhattan, Kan. Clara Conway, Memphis, Tenn., Ch'n. John Eaton, Marietta, Ohio.

J. M. Greenwood, Kansas City, Mo. H. M. James, Omaha, Neb.

H. S. Jones, Lincoln, Neb. T. J. Morgan, Washington, D.C.

J. S. Irwin, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Henry Sabin, Des Moines, Iowa. VIII. On Pedagogics.-SUB-TOPICS: (1) Chairs of Pedagogy in Colleges (1882); (2) XI. On Educational Literature.Pedagogy us a Science (1884); (3) Pedagog- SUB-TOPICS: (1) School Reports (1885); (2) ical Inquiry; (4) Function of Public Schools Books on Pedagogy (1888); (3) Periodical (1886, 1887); (5) Educational Value of Man- Literature; (4) Use of Reference Libraries; ual Training (1889); (6) Moral Education; (5) Use of General Libraries (1887); (6) Ed(7) Pedagogical Terminology.

| ucational Literature (1890); (7) Study of Geo. P. Brown, Bloomington, Ill., Ch'n. Literature in Schools. Edwin C. Hewett, Normal, III.

W.H. Payne, Nashville, Tenn., Ch'n. James H. Hoose, Cortland, N. Y.

Delia L. Williams, Delaware, Ohio. W. N. Hailmann, La Porte, Ind.

W. R. Garrett, Nashville, Tenn. E. O. Lyte, Millersville, Pa.

F. Louis Soldan, St. Louis, Mo. IX. On the Education of Girls.

W. E. Sheldon, Boston, Mass. SUB-TOPICS: (1) Co-education (1883, 1890); XII. On Educational Statistics.(2) Mixed Elementary and Secondary SU B-TOPICS: (1) Reforms in Statistics (1885, Schools; (3) Colleges for Women; (4) Tech- 1887); (2) What Statistics Should be Collected nical Training for Girls (1886); (5) Profes- (1889); (3) Uniformity in Nomenclature; sional Life for Women; (6) Training for (4) International Comparisons; (5) School Domestic Life; (7) What Education is Best Age-Can Uniformity be Secured; (6) U.S. (1888).

Census of Educational Statistics. Mary S. Nicholson, Indianapolis, Ind., Ch'n. I W.T. Harris, Washington, D.C., Ch'n. Robert Allyn, Carbondale, Ill.

N. R. H. Dawson, Selma, Ala. Joseph Baldwin, Huntsville, Tex.

F. A. Fitzpatrick, Leavenworth, Kan. W. H. Bartholomew, Louisville, Ky.

W. R. Thigpen, Savannah, Ga. John Hancock, Columbus, Ohio.

S. H. Peabody, Champaign, Ill.

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REPORT OF SECRETARY.

St. Paul, Mixx., July 4, 1890.

OPENING SESSION. At 9:30 o'clock, Pres. Peabody in the chair, the Council was called to order. Prayer was offered by Dr. Pickard.

Roll was called, and the following persons were found present: Messrs. Allyn, Baker, Brown, Canfield, Dougherty, Fitzpatrick, Garrett, Gove, Greenwood, Harris, Hewett, Hinsdale, James, Kiehle, Peabody, Pickard, Rounds, Sheldon, Soldan, Stevenson, Thigpen, White, and Misses Conway, Martin, and Nicholson.

A welcome was extended to the Council by the city of St. Paul through Mr. D. D. Merrill, chairman of the Executive Committee, which was appropriately responded to by the President of the Council.

Voted, that the President be requested to appoint the usual committees.

Voted, that by-law No. 1, which provides for raising money to defray the expenses of the Council, be amended by substituting two dollars for three dollars.

The report of the Committee on City School Systems was presented by E. E White, chairman.

Mr. G. P. Brown was appointed to report the discussion of this report.

The report was considered in discussion by the following: Messrs. Gove, Hinsdale, Harris, Fitzpatrick, Soldan, Greenwood, Sheldon, Garrett, and Miss Martin.

Voted, that the report be received and ordered printed.

The Council received an invitation from the Great Northern Railroad, through Mr. Curry, chairman of Committee on Excursions, to visit Lake Minnetonka, and hold its Saturday afternoon session at Hotel Lafayette.

Voted, to accept the invitation with thanks; and that the afternoon session of Saturday be held at that place.

The following committees were appointed and announced :
Committee on Nomination of Members - Messrs. White, Pickard, Rounds.
Committee on Nomination of Officers — Mr. Allyn, Miss Conway, Mr. Baker.
Committee on Auditing Accounts — Messrs. Hinsdale, Stevenson, James.
Recess taken until 3 P, M,

AFTERNOON SESSION.
Council met at 3 o'clock P. M.
The minutes of the morning session were read and approved.

The report of the Committee on Educational Literature was presented by W. E. Sheldon, chairman.

The report was discussed by Messrs. Brown, Greenwood, Harris, Soldan, White, Hinsdale, Garrett, Baker, Miss Williams, and Mr. Sheldon closing.

Voted, that the report be received, and ordered printed.
Voted, that the morning session open at 9 o'clock.

The following persons were present at this session: Messrs. Allyn, Baker, Brown, Canfield, Dougherty, Fitzpatrick, Garrett, Greenwood, Hewett, Hinsdale, James, Kiehle, Peabody, Pickard, Richards, Rounds, Sheldon, Soldan, Stevenson, Thigpen, White, Woodward, Misses Conway, Martin, Nicholson, and Mrs. Williams.

Adjourned.

SECOND DAY.–JULY 5, 1890.

MORNING SESSION.
Council met at 9 A. M.
Prayer was offered by Mr. Allyn.
The minutes of the previous session were read and approved.
The following was offered by Mr. Hinsdale:

Resolved, That the President of the Council be instructed to set apart a half-day's session at next year's meeting for the reading and discussion of volunteer papers.

Voted, to refer to a committee of five, to report at the Tuesday morning session.

The committee appointed was as follows: Messrs. Pickard, Hinsdale, White, Soldan, and Brown.

Ordered, that the roll be called at the close of each half-day session.
Report was made by Mr. Brown of the discussion of the first day.
Approved, and ordered printed.

Supt. J. H. Bradley, on behalf of the Board of Education of Minneapolis, extended an invitation to the Council to visit Minneapolis on a train to be provided by the Board, to dine at the West Hotel, and return in time for the evening session.

The invitation was accepted, with thanks.

Voted, that in the absence of Mr. Thompson, chairman of the Committee on Technical Education, the report of Committee on Education of Girls be now presented.

This was then presented by Mr. John Hancock, chairman.
Voted, that each speaker be notified when he has spoken five minutes.

The report was discussed by Miss Nicholson, Messrs. Allyn, Hinsdale, Rounds, Harris, Baldwin, Brown, White, Phelps, Gove, Hinsdale, Soldan, and Miss Conway.

Voted, that the report be received and ordered printed.

Notice was given that the Monday session would be held at the Assembly Chamber, in the Capitol.

There were present at this session : Messrs. Allyn, Baker, Baldwin, Brown,

Canfield, Dougherty, Fitzpatrick, Garrett, Gove, Greenwood, Hancock, Har-
ris, Hewett, Hinsdale, James, Kiehle, Parr, Peabody, Pickard, Richards,
Rounds, Sabin, Schaeffer, Sheldon, Soldan, Stevenson, Thigpen, White, Wood-
ward, Misses Conway, Martin, Nicholson, and Mrs. Williams.
Recess taken, to meet at Minnetonka at 3 P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.
Council met at 3 P. M., at Hotel Lafayette.
The following was presented by Mr. Woodward, and adopted:

Resolved, That the President of the Council be requested to make arrangements for printing the reports of standing committees beforehand, so that, on slips, or otherwise, the reports may be presented to the members at the beginning of the sessions at which they are to be read; provided the Directors of the Association make due appropriation for the printing.

The following was presented by Mr. Phelps, and adopted:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council and the officers of the National Educational Association are due and are hereby gratefully tendered to Mr. F. S. Whitney, General Passenger Agent of the Great Northern Railroad, for the tender of a special train for this excursion to the shores of Minnetonka, and for the courtesies extended to us during the trip.

Resolved, That we tender the assurance of our grateful appreciation to the proprietor of Hotel Lafayette for the use of the spacious hall, in which to hold the afternoon session of the Council.

Those present were as follows: Messrs. Allyn, Baker, Baldwin, Brown, Dougherty, Fitzpatrick, Garrett, Gove, Greenwood, Hancock, Harris, Hewett, Hinsdale, James, Kiehle, Parr, Peabody, Pickard, Richards, Rounds, Sabin, Schaeffer, Sheldon, Soldan, Stevenson, Thigpen, White, Woodward, Misses Conway, Martin, Nicholson, and Mrs. Williams.

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THIRD DAY.-JULY 7, 1890.

MORNING SESSION.
Council met at 9 A. M.
Minutes of the second day's session were read and approved.

Communications were received from the following, expressing regret at their inability to be present at this meeting of the Council: Messrs. Coy, Irwin, Draper, Morgan, Hoose, Sprague, King.

The report by Mr. Dougherty, of the discussion of the report on Educational Literature, was presented, approved, and ordered printed.

The report of the Committee on Elementary Education, upon Essentials in Elementary Education, was presented by Mr. N. A. Calkins, chairman.

The report was discussed by Messrs. Brown, Sheldon, Harris, Richards, Hailmann, Hinsdale, Greenwood, Fitzpatrick, Allyn, Hancock, White, Pickard, Rounds, and Calkins closing.

Voted, that the report be received, and ordered printed.

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