normal school

noun

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 That’s compared to 74.5% in 2019, the last normal school year, when 34,998 students took the initial test. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 Alexandra was the first British princess to attend normal school. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 17 May 2022 Chandler intercuts these incongruous, alarming scenes with shots of normal school activities such as cheerleader and band practice, classroom lessons, and recess. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2022 Exterior doors remained locked out of an abundance of caution, but normal school procedures continued, the update states. Nwa Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 9 Apr. 2022 On normal school days, Kenney said the school runs a seven-hour bell schedule. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2022 Unlike during normal school years, the pandemic has upended regular college traditions such as meeting with college counselors, touring schools and taking the SATs. Fox News Staff, Fox News, 24 Apr. 2021 Griffith Public Schools Interim Superintendent Leah Dumezich said Tuesday that Griffith has maintained a mask-optional stance at its four schools since the start of the school year and has resumed all normal school activities. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 1 Dec. 2021 But many parents who were hoping for a more normal school year were outraged by the policy and questioned why rapid testing for symptomatic students was not readily available. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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1 Jun 2022

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“Normal school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normal%20school. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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