day school


Definition of day school 

: an elementary or secondary school held on weekdays specifically : a private school without boarding facilities

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As a kid attending a conservative Jewish day school, Finck was a social outcast who connected more with nature than with people, and drew instinctively and constantly. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "In a New Graphic Memoir, Liana Finck Traces Her Own Origin Story," 18 Sep. 2018 What was surplus income three years ago is now being used for current day-to-day school operations, Patil said, and rising costs have created deficits that led to about $2 million of reserve cash being spent during the last 18 months. Rick Kambic,, "Vernon Hills officials, residents debate Hawthorn 73 funding efforts," 2 July 2018 Since the second grade, A.J. has attended a therapeutic day school, called South Campus, in Palatine. Phil Rockrohr,, "An autistic teenager from Lake Zurich challenges long odds to try and earn Boy Scouts' highest rank," 19 June 2018 Washburn, 75, of Lexington, had taught at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a day school that serves prekindergarten through 12th grade in Cambridge. Danny Mcdonald,, "Disgraced former teacher at elite Cambridge school commits suicide," 6 May 2018 In early 2017, there were dozens of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. and in Canada, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism. Josef Federman,, "Hacker whose bomb threats sparked fears of anti-Semitism rise in U.S. convicted in Israel," 28 June 2018 Florida pushed back testing this year in part because of the days schools lost early in the academic year to Hurricane Irma. Leslie Postal,, "Third-grade reading scores on FSA exam fall in 2018," 25 May 2018 According to data by the New York State Department of Education, in 2016, the number of students attending kindergarten through 12th grade in Jewish day schools and yeshivahs exceeded 100,000 enrollees for the first time. Jewish Journal, "New York City schools to provide kosher food as part of pilot program," 26 June 2018 According to the Avi Chai Foundation, which conducts a census of Jewish day schools every five years, at least 52,000 children were enrolled in Hasidic schools in New York City in 2013, and 28,500 students were enrolled in Litvish schools. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "DeVos Visits New York Schools, but Not Ones Run by the City," 16 May 2018

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1718, in the meaning defined above

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