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swing space

swing space  n.— «Students from Spingarn Senior High would move into a new building on the school’s Northeast campus, and the old building would be used for “swing space”—housing students from other schools whose buildings are...

boo word

boo word  n.— «Whatever their politics may be, the students interviewed were not—by their own perceptions—“liberals.” The world [sic] “liberal” has for them become, to use the jargon, a “boo” word, even a term of...

hiss-and-boo word

hiss-and-boo word  n.— «Reid said Riley’s appointment means public education will no longer be a “hiss-and-boo word.”» —“Energy nominee wants nuke dump” by Tony Batt Las Vegas Review...

prebate

prebate  n.— «The state has sent 53 property tax refund checks—known in the parlance of education finance as “prebate checks”—of more than $10,000.» —“Gov. offers property tax plan; speaker says it lacks...

look back period

look back period  n.— «The law discourages gifts to families and charities by increasing what’s known as the “look back” period from three to five years. This is the period in which a gift can still be considered an asset of...

blink

blink  n.— «I have met a number of blinks who work for various security and intelligence agencies for the Federal Government. These jobs, for a blink with the appropriate aptitude and education, represent some of the highest paying...

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