class·room | \-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of classroom 

: a place where classes meet

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Those projects include modernization of specific school facilities, building repairs and improving classroom technology. Lauryn Schroeder,, "S.D. school district board sends $3.5 billion bond to November ballot," 10 July 2018 The new seats, which will serve up to 20 children for free, will operate as its own classroom at the Lakeshore campus, Conley said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Some Lake County preschool programs to grow with new state dollars," 4 July 2018 But roughly 24 hours after another short-term superintendent resigned, the board offered the job to an elementary school principal with decades of classroom experience: Marten. Peter Rowe,, "Cindy Marten's fortune: leading San Diego Unified forward while suffering personal setbacks," 24 June 2018 According to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 11 million students across the country participate in the initial stages of the spelling competition in their classrooms. Susan Soldavin, Howard County Times, "St. Louis School team dives into robotics challenge [Clarksville]," 21 June 2018 In a letter to Trump after the Parkland shooting, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said America’s classrooms are no place for guns. NBC News, "'I want to be able to protect them': After Parkland, some teachers turn to firearm training," 19 June 2018 At that time, seven classrooms were being used by district administrators who were later moved to another location. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend ISD trustees OK re-zoning amid mounting protests," 19 June 2018 The classroom was full of students, all of them blind or visually impaired. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters," 3 June 2018 The College of Engineering and Enbridge are partnering to introduce middle and high school students to fundamental concepts of civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering through hands-on, laboratory and classroom experiences. Douglas Clark, Post-Tribune, "Guest column: Summer camps abound at Purdue University Northwest," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of classroom

1777, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are taught in a school, college, or university


class·room | \ˈklas-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are held in a school

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