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Posted: December 29, 2012 at 2:30 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO Dec. 29, 1912 Dr. Charles H. Brough of the University of Arkansas, who yesterday was elected president of the Arkansas Teachers’ Association, declared last night the cause of education is progressing more in Arkansas now than ever before in history. Among the things of which he said the state should be proud of are the lengthening of the school term from 78 days to 117 days, the increase of salaries of teachers from $36 to $58 and the enlargement of the common school fund from $3,500,000 to more than $5,000,000 within five years.

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Arkansas, Pages 10 on 12/29/2012