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REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT,

Relations of the Schools to the State,....
Improvement in the School System,...
Normal, or Teachers' Classes,..
Township School Districts,..
The University,.....
Colleges and Academies,...
State Normal School,..
State Agricultural College,...
State Reform School,
The Graded Schools,.
The Primary District Schools,...
Primary, or Common School Studies,..
Objections answered,..
Aims of a Course of Studies, ..
A Course of Study,....
Order and Time of the Studies,
Principles and Methods of Teaching,.
Object Lessons and Oral Teaching,..
Reading,...
Geography,
Arithmetic,
Programme of School Work,
Inspectors' Reports,...
Primary School Statistics,..
Expenditures for Year,....
Remarks on the Statistics,
Free Schools,...
Educational Funds,..
State Teachers' Institutes,.

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Uniformity of Text Books,

87 School Architecture,...

89 Conclusion,

91 APPENDIX. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANReport of Regents,..

3 President,....

7 Finance Committee,....

10 REPORT OF STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, .

13 Treasurer of Normal School,......

21 REPORTS OF COLLEGES AND SEMINARIES OF LEARNING Adrian College,...

25 Albion College,..

34 Olivet College,.. Colon Seminary,....

50 Detroit Female Seminary,. German English School, Detroit,.

84 Young Ladies Seminary, and Collegiate Institute, Monroo, 58 Raisin Institute,..

61 Hillsdale College,..

63 Kalamazoo College,

..193 Michigan Female College, Agricultural College,

..220 Disco Academy,..

223 UNION SCHOOL REPORTS,

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73 Allegan,...

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77 Buchanan,

83 Centreville,

85 Lake,.....

88 Dowagiac,

89 Dundee,

93 Eaton Rapids,

94 Galesburg,

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UNION SCHOOL REPORTS

Grand Rapids,....
Grand Rapids-West side,..
Farmington,
Hillsdale,
Hudson,..
Jackson,
Kalamazoo,
Lansing,
Lyons,...
Marquette,
Marshall,
Monroe,
Muskegon,
Niles, ...
Ontonagon,
Pontiac,
Rochester, ...
East Saginaw,
St. Clair,....
Sturgis,
Three Rivers,
Vassar,..
Webster,

Coldwater,
INDIAN SCHOOLS,.....
STATE REFORM SCHOOL

Description,...
Report of Board Control,..

16 Treasurer,
« Superintendent,
« Teacher,...
« Chaplain,

Physician,..
Letters from boys discharged........

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NOTICE.

This report is forwarded to the several County Clerks in the State of Michigan for distribution, as follows:

To each County Clerk, one copy ;
To each County Treasurer, one copy;
To each Township Clerk, one copy;
To each Township Library, one copy;
To each District Library, one copy;

To the Director, for the use of the District Board, in each District having no Library, one copy ;

To each City Clerk, for the use of the City Library, ten copien.

The attention of school officers and teachers is respectfully solicited to the Superintendent's report. Matters of great interest are there discussed, and all who are concerned in the education of the young, are requested to give the views presented an earnest and candid consideration. It is believed that TEACHERS will find essential aid in their arduous and noble work, therefrom

Though the law does not provide for furnishing teachers with the report, it is placed in the hands of school officers, and in the district libraries, 80 that all teachers may have access to its contents. School officers will do a public service by calling their attention to the subject.

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