ERIC Number: ED541905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Reference Count: 0
Digest of State Laws Relating to Public Education in Force January 1, 1915. Bulletin, 1915, No. 47
Hood, William R., Comp.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
There has been recently an increased interest in educational legislation. The school administrator and the student of educational systems now turn for information and help to legal provisions as they turn to statistics or to the opinions of experienced schoolmen. Accompanied with this new interest in educational legislation have been increased demands upon the Bureau of Education for information regarding school laws. So numerous had requests for such information become, and so much work of a fragmentary nature had been necessary thereby, that is was decided to attempt to bring together in one volume or digest, or summary, of all general laws relating to public education. This bulletin is the result. It contains all laws in force January 1, 1915, relating to publicly supported education, excepting ordinary appropriations, legislation of local application, and special charters, as charters of cities. For the person desiring merely a ready reference work showing what States have legal provisions relating to any particular educational subject, it should meet all requirements; while to the more interested student it will give the main provisions of the law. The various items are classified and presented under an outline which begins with State administrative agencies and proceeds through the entire school system. Three appendixes present: (1) State constitutional provisions relating to public education; (2) Federal legislation affecting agricultural colleges and experiment stations; and (3) Public-school systems in American Territories, districts, and insular possessions. An index is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [This Digest was compiled with the assistance of Stephen B. Weeks and A. Sidney Ford. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, School Districts, Constitutional Law, Public Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Classification, State Agencies, Educational Administration, Trust Responsibility (Government)
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Historical Materials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)