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freshmore

freshmore  n.—Gloss: a student in the second year of high school without enough credits to take sophomore classes. «“We’re really focusing harder now on the freshmen and sophomores so they don’t turn into what’s called ’freshmores,'”...

jump off the porch

jump off the porch  v. phr.— «In street language, the decision to join a gang is known as “jumping off the porch.”» —“Police, schools team to stop kids from ‘jumping off the porch.'” by Steve Giegerich St...

exergaming

exergaming  n.— «In schools across the country, dodge ball, duck-duck-goose and walks around a track are being supplemented with fitness programs that use video games to get students moving. “Exergaming,” as it is called, is...

sugar out

sugar out  v. phr.— «But I know that union representatives balk at such ignoble motivations and like to point instead to the value and importance of public schools in American life. When I was a school choice advocate in Vermont, these...

tuitioning in

tuitioning in  n.— «Parents cite a variety of factors—from academic to social to geographic—as reasons they pay for their children to attend public schools outside their home districts. The practice, known as “tuitioning in,”...

Columbine lock

Columbine lock  n.— «San Mateo Union High School District campuses are getting special locks to safeguard students, faculty and staff in case of a lockdown.…Burlingame High School economics teacher Kevin Nelson said recent school...