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The Free Common School System Origins of the High Schools School Aid Quota System Fiscal Crisis of the 1920s; Rural School Centralization Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) New York City and Other City School Districts State Aid since the 1960s General Supervision of Schools Universal School Attendance Regents Examinations and Curricula Challenges of Urban Education Statewide Standards for Students and Schools Vocational and Adult Education Physical and Health Education; Nutrition Programs Education for Non-English Speakers This electronic version of History of the University of the State of New York and the State Education Department 1784-1996 was originally published in paper format in June 1996 by the State Education Department.
The electronic version issued November 1996 contains several factual corrections; several informational footnotes which were not included in the paper version; and a few additions to the bibliography.
Starting in 1890 the Secretary (then the redoubtable Melvil Dewey, also head of the State Library) supervised full-time inspectors of secondary schools, libraries, colleges, and other institutions reporting to the Regents.
Unification of the University and Department of Public Instruction.
The Regents originally consisted of the governor, other state officers, and the mayors of New York and Albany, ex officio, plus twenty-four persons appointed for life.
This unwieldy body soon got involved in the day-to-day administration of Columbia.
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