urban district


Definition of urban district

: a subdivision of an administrative county especially in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

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The biennial Report Card and its companion Trial Urban District Assessment measure math and reading performance of fouth- and eighth-graders across the country, including those in 27 urban districts. Clara Hatcher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin students' scores stagnant in 2017 National Report Card," 16 Apr. 2018 While Miami-Dade students largely outperformed their peers in the 26 other urban districts that participated in the assessment, the eighth-grade results weren't as impressive as those of the fourth-graders. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Miami-Dade's 4th-graders stand out among big-city students in reading and math test | Miami Herald," 10 Apr. 2018 While its scores were about average for large urban districts, New York City lagged behind the national rate of 35% for public schools. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Schools Seen as Falling Short in a Pillar of Teaching Reading," 26 Dec. 2018 Up to 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession in the first five years; experts estimate the teacher attrition rate is about 8 percent annually, with higher rates in urban districts. Philly.com, "The teacher supply is plummeting. Pa. will spend $2M to stem the tide," 12 July 2018 The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a weeklong experiential program bringing together IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. Cindy Kent, Sun-Sentinel.com, "People on the move: West Palm Beach DDA marketing director tapped for leadership program," 22 June 2018 That compares with 39 percent in North Carolina, 37 percent in Guilford, 35 percent nationally and 28 percent in all urban districts. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "CMS ranks No. 1 on national eighth-grade math exam. But there's still some bad news. | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018 Most of the largely urban districts in the State Water Project committed to pay for their share of the twin tunnels. Bettina Boxall, latimes.com, "California zigzags on ambitious water-delivery project, puts two-tunnel concept back on the table," 7 Apr. 2018 Boston’s tough city politics, diverse population, and challenges with budgeting and transportation are similar to those faced by many urban districts, Scott said, and would come with the job of being an urban superintendent. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Tommy Chang’s relationship with community never clicked, observers say," 23 June 2018

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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