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backpack mail

backpack mail  n.— «The dispute started last summer when Gabriel and Joshua Rakoski, twins who attend Hollymead Elementary School, sought permission to distribute fliers about their church’s Vacation Bible School to their peers via...

ghost kid

ghost kid  n.— «The thing that scares me most as a superintendent, as a person, as a professional educator, are kids that are called ghost kids, kids that walk around our schools and don’t have any attachments or association with anybody...

juke

juke  v.— «Prez soon finds that life as an educator also involves “juking the stats”—police slang for manipulating the numbers to create a positive impression even when there is no positive outcome.» —“‘The Wire’: A Barbed...

rat-tail

rat-tail  n.— «Dayton public schools prohibit hard combs with long, sharp handles commonly called “rat-tails” because they can be used as a weapon in fights.» —“Student suspended for bringing comb to class” by...

academic redshirting

academic redshirting  n.— «Concern about the academic fate of children who stumble in the early grades is driving up the entrance age for kindergarten at schools across the United States. In some states, education policy-makers are taking...

sweep room

sweep room  n.— «There is a “sweep room” for students caught cutting class, and a new detention room, where students caught committing infractions like wearing hats or using portable CD players are sent for a couple of hours...

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