normal school


Definition of normal school

: a usually 2-year school for training chiefly elementary teachers

Examples of normal school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some students would have the chance for a more normal school day, but because classes were so small, the online classes for everyone else would grow larger. Washington Post, "How D.C. and its teachers, with shifting plans and demands, failed to reopen schools," 27 Nov. 2020 Currently, private and Catholic schools in most states have normal school and all is OK., "Letter: It’s past time for schools to be reopened in Howard County | READER COMMENTARY," 27 Oct. 2020 Teachers would be freed up from the strictures of a normal school schedule and could design creative and collaborative lesson plans, Little added. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Will Dallas extend the next school year? DISD explores options to battle the so-called COVID slide," 8 Oct. 2020 Anoka-Hennepin School District has about 1,700 children enrolled in child care during normal school hours. Mara Klecker, Star Tribune, "Minnesota school districts providing emergency child care face changing demand, staffing shortages," 25 Sep. 2020 More than 31,000 undergraduates begin classes Wednesday at UC Berkeley, and even though just a fraction of them live on campus, students are seeking some semblance of a normal school year in this extraordinary time. Nanette Asimov,, "As classes begin at UC Berkeley, students look for normal in an abnormal year," 26 Aug. 2020 In the meantime, the burden on parents, already high during any normal school year, will dramatically increase this year. Matt Rivers And Karol Suarez, CNN, "Mexico's solution to the Covid-19 educational crisis: Put school on television," 22 Aug. 2020 Attendance will be taken — sometimes at the beginning of the school day and sometimes at the beginning of every class — and students will be graded according to normal school standards. Liz Bowie,, "With Maryland students learning from home, school districts want to recreate structure of in-person classes," 21 Aug. 2020 Opportunities for learning conducted outside of normal school hours. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer to send $65M in federal coronavirus relief to needy schools," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of normal school

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for normal school

translation of French école normale; from the fact that the first French school so named was intended to serve as a model

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20 Jan 2021

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“Normal school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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