: old enough to go to school
school-age children

Examples of school-age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Kentucky, the share of school-age children in public schools decreased by almost 8 percentage points. Catherine Allen, NBC News, 21 Apr. 2024 Moultrie hopes that the book will help school-age children better understand autism and extend more kindness to neurodivergent classmates. Essence, 17 Apr. 2024 Games held at times appealing for school-age children have been the best attended, indicating that the club is succeeding in attracting a younger demographic. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Sources with knowledge of the situation told The Times that the father of seven was scheduled on March 18 to depart by plane for a spring break vacation with his school-age daughters but opted to delay the trip after learning of the search. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 The 1,885 units are home to more than 7,000 people, about 27% of whom are school-age children. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024 The Biden administration is funding all-electric school buses, for instance, which appeal to school districts — and also reduce school-age children's exposure to diesel fumes. Camila Domonoske, NPR, 29 Mar. 2024 In 2022, 1 in 4 school-age children had at least one immigrant parent. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Mar. 2024 The story follows the activities of a young woman whose school-age sister appeared to have committed suicide. Patrick Frater, Variety, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of school-age was in 1741

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“School-age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/school-age. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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