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TOPIC: A MESSAGE OF ACHIEVEMENT FROM THE SOUTHLAND
A. The Progress of Its Schools-Willingham
B. The Ideals of Its People-Gwinn
C. The Glory of Its Children-Evans
In Memoriam-WARREN EASTON-Aswell
TOPIC: THE PRESENT STATUS OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA
A. In the Elementary Schools—Young
B. In the Secondary Schools-Graff
B. The Training of the Mentally and Physically Unfortunate-Ayres
C. The Peace Movement and the Public Schools-Andrews
D. The Education of the American Indian-Peairs
TOPIC: THE PROGRESS AND THE TRUE MEANING OF THE PRACTICAL IN EDUCATION
B. In the Balanced Course of Study, and the All-Year-Round Schools-Luckey III
Preliminary Report of the Committee on Uniform Records and Reports .
A. ROUND TABLE OF STATE AND COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS
Topic: A Story of Achievement and Endeavor in Co-operation
The County Superintendent and the Rural Communities—Lathrop
The State Superintendent, the County Superintendent, the State Normal—
The State Superintendent and the General and Southern Education
B. ROUND TABLE OF SUPERINTENDENTS OF SMALLER CITIES
Topic: Unity of Ideals and Purposes in Teachers
C. As Gained from School Administration-Hyre Final Report of the Committee of the Department of Superintendence on a Universal System of Key Notation.
Supplementary List of Active Members
DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE
MORNING SESSION-THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1911
The Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association met in the Lyric Theatre, Mobile, Ala., at 9:30 A.M., President William M. Davidson, superintendent of instruction, public schools, Omaha, Nebr., presiding.
The session opened with a piano duet, after which were short addresses of welcome by Albert P. Bush, president of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce; P. J. Lyons, Mayor of Mobile; and S. S. Murphy, superintendent of schools of Mobile. The response was made by President Davidson.
The program of this session was as follows:
Topic: A Message of Achievement from the Southland
1. "The Progress of Its Schools"-H. J. Willingham, state superintendent of public instruction, Montgomery, Ala.
2. "The Ideals of Its People"-Joseph M. Gwinn, superintendent of city schools, New Orleans, La.
3. "The Glory of Its Children"-Lawton B. Evans, superintendent of schools, Augusta, Ga.
In Memoriam: WARREN EASTON-James Benjamin Aswell, president, State Normal School, Natchitoches, La.
WILLIAM WALLACE STETSON-Payson Smith, state superintendent of public schools, Augusta, Maine. (Read by Mason Stone, state superintendent of education, Montpelier, Vt.)
At the close of the morning session President Davidson announced the following committees:
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
A. E. Winship, editor, New England Journal of Education, Boston, Mass.
Homer H. Seerley, president, Iowa State Teachers' College, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Guy Potter Benton, president, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
S. S. Murphy, superintendent of schools, Mobile, Ala.
Samuel Hamilton, superintendent of public schools, Braddock, Pa.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
A. H. Waterhouse, superintendent of schools, Fremont. Nebr.
Charles E. Chadsey, superintendent of schools, Denver, Colo.
At 2:30 P.M. President Davidson called the meeting to order, and after a piano
solo by Miss Ruth Rosenbaum, the following program was presented:
Topic: The Present Status of Education in America
1. "In the Elementary Schools"-Ella Flagg Young, superintendent of schools, Chicago, Ill.
2. "In the Secondary Schools"-Ellis U. Graff, principal of high school, Omaha, Nebr. (Read by J. A. Doremus, superintendent of schools, Auburn, Nebr.)
3. "In the Colleges and Universities"-Guy Potter Benton, president, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
General Discussion-Leaders: S. L. Heeter, superintendent of schools, St. Paul, Minn.; John W. Abercrombie, president, University of Alabama, University, Ala. "Preliminary Report of the Committee on Uniform Reports and Records"-George D. Strayer, professor of educational administration, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Discussion-Leaders: Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United States Commissioner of Education, Washington, D.C.; William H. Allen, director, Bureau of Municipal Research, New York, N.Y.; Willard S. Small, principal, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C.
The evening session was called to order at 7:45 o'clock, President Davidson presiding.
Owing to the unexpected absence of Bishop Gailor, who was to deliver the address, brief addresses were given by the following:
Henry Suzzallo, professor of philosophy of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Ella Flagg Young, superintendent of schools, Chicago, Ill.
John MacDonald, editor, Western School Journal, Topeka, Kans.
James B. Aswell, president, State Normal School, Natchitoches, La.
MORNING SESSION-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911
The meeting was called to order by President Davidson at 9:30 A.M. After a vocal solo by Miss Mattie Gusman, the following program was presented:
Topic: Our Educational Advance and Improvement over the Past
1. "In City"-Charles E. Chadsey, superintendent of schools, Denver, Colo. 2. "In State”—Charles P. Cary, state superintendent of public instruction, Madison, Wis.
3. "In Nation"-Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United States Commissioner of Education, Washington, D.C.
General Discussion-Leaders: Leonard P. Ayres, secretary, Russell Sage Foundation, New York City; J. George Becht, principal, State Normal School, Clarion, Pa.; M. L. Brittain, state superintendent of public instruction, Augusta, Ga.
"Report of Committee on Economy of Time in Education"-Henry Suzzallo, professor of philosophy of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
The annual business meeting followed the program.
Several invitations were presented for the meeting in 1912, and it was voted to hold
that meeting in St. Louis, Mo.
The report of the Committee on Nominations was as follows:
For President, Charles E. Chadsey, superintendent of schools, Denver, Colo. For First Vice-President, O. J. Kern, superintendent of schools of Winnebago County, Rockford, Ill.
For Second Vice-President, H. J. Willingham, state superintendent of public instruction, Montgomery, Ala.
For Secretary, Harlan Updegraff, Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C.
The report was unanimously adopted and the nominees declared elected.