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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Some Unpublished School reports. (search)
recting the heads of the several departments to make their annual reports to the auditing committee for publication with that of the auditor. In accordance with this vote the school committee made its first report, February 1, 1847, for the year 1846-47. In the statement of the selectmen, February 10, 1846, they say that The school committee were unable to make a full report previous to the examination of the schools for the present quarter. A report was, however, issued in April, 1846. There were others printed in 1843 and 1835, but none of them have as yet been found. Some attic probably contains copies, and all interested in the history of the town are earnestly requested to make search for these missing documents. Beginning with March, 1836, there are on file in the office of the city clerk several written reports that have never been printed, and that these may not disappear entirely, it has seemed best to offer the earliest of them for publication in the Register.—C. H.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Report of the School Committee, March, 1836. (search)
Report of the School Committee, March, 1836. THE committee, in discharge of their duties, have held regular monthly meetings, and others when necessary to provide for the welfare of the Schools. They have had public examinations of the whole every quarter; have often visited them informally at other times; and have done what they could, in every way, to carry into effect the provisions of the report of a special committee adopted by the Town April 6, 1835. And they beg leave to express their high gratification at the present condition of the schools, and the happy results which already appear from the working of the new System. The Board recommend the Primary Schools to your particular attention. They are deeply impressed with the importance of thorough elementary instruction in early childhood. Wherever this has been neglected and children have gone into the large, Master's Schools, but ill grounded in the rudiments of education, they have been under great disadvantag