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common school

n.
A public elementary school.
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com′mon school`


n.
a public school, usu. of elementary grades.
[1650–60, Amer.]
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In three years, from a sailor with a common school education, I made a successful writer of him.
She is known only as parlourboarder at a common school. She is not a sensible girl, nor a girl of any information.
It was the father of our new acquaintance, the Judge, who first began to reascend in the scale of society; and in this undertaking he was not a little assisted by a marriage, which aided in furnishing the means of educating his only son in a rather better manner than the low state of the common schools of Pennsylvania could promise; or than had been the practice in the family for the two or three preceding generations.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
It dealt, in elaborate detail, with one factor in the persistence of the established, namely, the capitalistic bias of the universities and common schools. It was a logical and crushing indictment of the whole system of education that developed in the minds of the students only such ideas as were favorable to the capitalistic regime, to the exclusion of all ideas that were inimical and subversive.
'As a result, the Department has reduced 36 common school forms to 10 official school forms, which already include forms for Senior High School, and has streamlined processes - minimizing duplication and redundancy of data, and diminishing time and effort spent by teachers on work preparations,' it added.
It noted that forms have already been reduced from 36 common school forms in the past to 10 official school forms.
OKLAHOMA CITY The Commissioners of the Land Office on Friday announced a special distribution of $7.16 million was made to every common school district in the state that receives money from the agency.
These sites included the land between Mansion Gardens and Blue Bell Hill in Taylor Hill and the former Stile Common School site at Primrose Hill.
Mrs Shimmell, who is Balsall Common School librarian, said: "I was really overwhelmed as to how well the sponsored read went, the generosity of the parents and families of our pupils was amazing.
Kate Brown instead directed the Department of State Lands to research alternatives that would keep the forest public, continue limited logging under a habitat conservation plan, and decouple the Elliott State Forest from the Common School Fund.