class·​room | \ ˈklas-ˌrüm How to pronounce classroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of classroom

: a place where classes meet

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The seminary began admitting black students to its degree programs in 1940 and integrated its classrooms in 1951, according to its December report. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Leaders of Southern Baptist seminary with slavery ties reject a call for reparations," 6 June 2019 Schools can’t keep enough teachers in their classrooms. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Big Problems and Big Paychecks in West Texas Oil Country," 5 June 2019 Some days LaRoque went from work to the classroom, home for a few hours to sleep, then back to work. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "Phoenix college proves education is more than just hitting the books," 4 June 2019 Los Angeles Unified School District officials say money from the parcel tax is badly needed to provide more resources and staffing to classrooms. Howard Blume,, "L.A. school tax measure looks headed to defeat, in blow to Garcetti and Beutner," 4 June 2019 As students and staff returned to classrooms Monday morning, Superintendent Aaron Spence said routine is a top priority for the week. Rose Velazquez, USA TODAY, "In Virginia Beach, a struggle to return to routine less than 72 hours after tragedy," 2 June 2019 The Smithville Police Department said Officer Maryssa Boskoski, 32, was called to a classroom at the Liberty Preparatory School in Smithville on Aug. 30 to help wake a sleeping student. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Ohio school resource officer used Taser to wake sleeping student: police," 6 Sep. 2018 The thing that stuck with me the most from observing the Street Survival school in action happened relatively early on in the classroom. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Forget lap times; this car control class makes teen drivers safer," 6 Nov. 2018 In an effort to reduce microaggressions in the classroom, students at Columbia University can now upload a recording of their name so their professor doesn’t mispronounce it. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "Ivy League tackles mispronounced names to reduce 'harm' and 'anxiety' to students," 27 Sep. 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 How to pronounce classroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of classroom

: a room where classes are held in a school

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