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learning cottage

learning cottage  n.— «Photo Fifth-graders in Erica Allen’s class at Lockheed Elementary School place their book bags into plastic bins outside their “trailer,” which has been dubbed a “learning cottage...

learning cottage

learning cottage  n.— «Somehow, trailer (be it on a farm, or in a public school parking lot) just seems to lack esteemable associations. So now they’ve coined the term “learning cottage” to soften up the blow…at the same...

silo funding

silo funding  other.— «On funding, Mr. Sanford would have one believe school leaders are hamstrung by unreasonable constraints on the way they can spend state education dollars. He and his advisers have latched onto the buzzword...

seg academy

seg academy  n.— «After the Supreme Court ordered the end of segregation 50 years ago, many white Southerners simply moved their children from state schools to private academies, often referred to as “seg academies” because...

toolie

toolie n. in Australia, an older man who preys on or interferes with teenagers celebrating the end of final year secondary school exams. Etymological Note: Perhaps related to tool ‘a stupid person’ by comparison with schoolie ‘a student celebrating...

toolie

toolie  n.— «“The big problem is the sleazy predators who try to take advantage of our kids—‘toolies,’ as the schoolies call them. “I don’t need to spell out that teenage girls are particularly vulnerable to these creeps...