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ERIC Number: ED543414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Reference Count: 0
Organization of State Departments of Education. Bulletin, 1920, No. 46
Kalbach, L. A.; Neal, A. O.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The movement toward the establishment of the State board of education as the administrative head of the educational system continues to gain ground. At the present time there are 42 States having such boards with functions relating to the common schools. Of the other 6 States, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota have boards known as State boards of education with functions restricted, in Iowa to the charge of State institutions of higher education, including the State normal college; in Nebraska to the administration of State normal schools; and in Ohio and South Dakota to the administration of the vocational education laws. Only Illinois and Maine have no boards known as the State board of education, but both have State boards for vocational education, the establishment or designation of such boards being necessary to enable the States to participate in the funds appropriated by Congress for the promotion of vocational education. Additional topics discussed herein include: composition of State boards of education, appointment, size of board and term of office, powers and duties, and summary of tendencies. The elements of the State superintendent of public instruction are then described including: title, term of office, manner of selection, and powers and duties. The bulletin concludes with a discussion of the staffs of State departments of education, including a list of positions in each of the State departments of education, together with the salary attached to each position in so far as the data were reported by the departments, and a tabular statement showing the salaries attached to certain positions in the departments having such positions. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, State Departments of Education, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Salaries, Tables (Data), Superintendents, Public Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)