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Department of Labor The Outlook for Women in Science. Prepared by the Women's Bureau. Washington, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1918. Bulletin No. 223-1. The Outlook for Women in Science. 81 p. 20 cents. Bulletin No. 223-2. The Outlook for Women in Chemistry. 65 p. 20 cents. Bulletin No. 223–3. The Outlook for Women in the Biological Sciences. 87 p. 25 cents. Bulletin No. 223-4. The Outlook for Women in Mathematics and Statistics. 21 p. 10 cents. Bulletin No. 223-5. The Outlook for Women in Architecture and Engineering. 88 p. 25 cents. Bulletin No. 223-6. The Outlook for Women in Physics and Astronomy. 32 p. 15 cents. Bulletin No. 223–7. The Outlook for Women in Geology, Geography, and Meteorology. 52 p. 15 cents. Bulletin No. 223 8. The Outlook for Women in Occupations Related to Science. 33 p. 15 cents.

Department of State International Educational Exchange; United States Advisory Commission and the Program of the Department of State. Washington, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1918. 10 p. (Publication 3313.) Free.

Books To Help Build International Understanding, Tentative List Selected for Children and Young People With Special Reference to the United Nations. Auxiliary Services and International Educational Relations Divisions, October 1948.

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Financial Assistance for Civilian College Students. Higher Education Division, November 1948.

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Insects. Bees and Insects Harmful to
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United States Office of Education and
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Office of Education

How To Interpret Cumulative Records, Part I, Personal and Home Information. Vocational Division, Misc. 3209, October 1947, rerun November 1948.

1948 Fall Enrollment in Higher Educational Institutions. Central Services and Higher Education Divisions, Circular No. 248, November 14, 1948.

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Rating, Accrediting, and Approval of Institutions of Higher Education in the United States. Higher Education Division, December 1948.

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Cover photograph shows scientists doing research on methods to advance gasoline

production from coal. In this particular type of research, radioactive atoms, called istotopes, are used to trace the course of the reaction. By courtesy of Gulf Oil Corporation. See other articles on atomic energy, pages 4-7, 11-13.

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"Study of the biological, emotional, personal, legal, and economic aspects of marriage are given too little attention in high school."

* * * “As tracers, these tagged atoms' are proving to be the most useful new tool in research since the microscope was developed three centuries ago. They offer a new mode of perception.

* * * “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brother. hood.”—Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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“The teacher's responsibility is surely to assist his students and his community in finding positive answers to the question: Can we make an effective social adjustment to changes as they are brought about by atomic energy research?”

* “The public schools would do well to take greater initiative in building sound programs of education for young adults as a foundation stone of a strong and vigorous America.”

In Recent Issues of School Life

School Life is indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, and in Education Index.

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PRESIDENT TRUMAN on February 17th appointed Earl James McGrath as Commissioner of Education.

In announcing the appointment, Oscar R. Ewing, Federal Security Administrator, said that Dr. McGrath will enter on his new duties immediately following his confirmation by the Senate.

Acting Commissioner of Education Rall I. Grigsby has been carrying on these duties since the resignation of John W. Studebaker in July 1948. Born in Buffalo, N. Y., Dr. McGrath graduated from the Buffalo Technical High School in 1920. He received his B. A. degree in 1928 and his M. A. in 1930, both from the University of Buffalo. In 1936, he received his Ph. D. degree from the University of Chicago. The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters was conferred on him by Coe College, Iowa, in 1946.

member of a 10-man Mission to Germany Education Commission; Member of Com-
to survey the school system in the American- mission to Survey University of Illinois;
occupied zone. The report prepared by and Member of President Truman's Com-
this Mission formed the basis for American mission on Higher Education.
policy in German schools throughout the
American zone.

On President's Commission
Since College Graduation

As a member of the President's Com

mission on Higher Education, Dr. McGrath With a history of outstanding achievements in the field of education, Dr. Mc.

was particularly concerned with the need

for extending education at all levels to the Grath leaves a position as Professor of

underprivileged and minority groups. Education at the University of Chicago to become U. S. Commissioner of Education.

Among a number of colleges which he

serves as consultant are Prairie View State
Since finishing college he has held posi- College, Prairie View, Texas, and Bennett
tions as Dean of Administration, Lecturer
in Psychology, and Professor of Education,

College, Greensboro, N. C.
University of Buffalo, 1930–33, 1935–38,

He has been a member of the National 1940–45; Specialist in Higher Education,

Education Association for many years and American Council on Education, 1938-40;

since 1946 has served on the Executive ComLecturer, University of Minnesota, 1940–

mittee of the Department of Higher Educa41; Assistant Chief, Division of Training

tion. Other learned societies of which he and Employment, War Manpower Commis

is a member include: Phi Beta Kappa, sion, 1942; Dean of College of Liberal

Sigma Xi, Association for the Advancement Arts, University of Iowa, 1945–48.

of Science, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Chi, In addition to his membership on the

Delta Sigma Pi, and Delta Phi Alpha. Mission to Germany, Dr. McGrath has had Dr. McGrath is Editor of the Journal of a number of other special professional ap

General Education. He is the author of pointments. He is a member of the Ameri- a number of books on education, including: can Council on Pharmaceutical Education. Toward General Education; Science in GenUnder special appointments, he has also

eral Education, and Social Science in served as Member of Staff, Regents' Inquiry

General Education.
Into Character and Cost of Education in Dr. McGrath is a resident of Iowa and
New York State; Member, Commission to a member of the Presbyterian Church. He
Survey Education in the State of Utah; is married to Dorothy Leemon who for 10
Executive Secretary, Survey of Louisiana years edited the publications of the Ameri-
State University; Consultant to the Teacher can Council on Education.

War Service

During the last war, Dr. McGrath had the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U. S. Navy and was Officer in Charge, Educational Services Section, Bureau of Naval Personnel. Enrollment in the educational programs for Navy men, which Dr. McGrath formulated and supervised, reached some 300,000. Through courses primarily in elementary, secondary, and vocational subjects, many young service men and women were enabled to complete high school and receive their diplomas.

In the fall of 1946, Dr. McGrath was a

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