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GREENWOOD, James M., educator, born near Springfield, Illinois, 15 November, 1836. His early education was obtained in the common schools. He removed with his parents, when he was sixteen years old, to Adair County, Missouri, where he worked on a farm, studied by himself, and began to teach, also spending a year in Canton seminary. In 1867-'74 he taught mathematics, astronomy, and logic in the normal school at Kirksville, Missouri, and in the latter year became superintendent of schools in Kansas City, Missouri, where he still remains (1887). He has given much attention to improved methods of instruction, and, besides papers and articles on "education, has published "Principles of Education Practically Applied" (New York, 1887).
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