urban district

noun

Definition of urban district

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

Examples of urban district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The district — ahead of many of its peers among large urban districts, Hinojosa said — had started distributing laptops and tablets before spring break, which started three weeks ago. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Dallas superintendent: Decisions on grades, teacher pay pending; says 13 students, staff infected," 6 Apr. 2020 Elsewhere, especially in urban districts with high concentrations of poor students, subscribing is too expensive. Erin Mansfield And Shelly Conlon, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus for kids without internet: Quarantined worksheets, learning in parking lots," 1 Apr. 2020 The new releases that Trump promised Wednesday affect only the federal water supply, which is used primarily by growers in the dry San Joaquin Valley, and a few urban districts, including the Valley Water District in Santa Clara County. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Trump brings more water — and himself — to Central Valley farmers," 19 Feb. 2020 Those concerns grow in large, urban districts like Jefferson County Public Schools, where two-thirds of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch — a common indicator of poverty. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "A Kentucky bill would require all high school students to file the FAFSA," 19 Mar. 2020 As The Plain Dealer reported in 2018, students in urban districts had the most trouble meeting test score targets and made heavy use of the alternate pathways. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "Graduation rates and grades may rise on Ohio’s state report cards, but are gains real?," 8 Sep. 2019 At the district level, Denver’s Susana Cordova has seamlessly built on the progress of Tom Boasberg, who over a decade built a diverse, high-quality portfolio of schools that have made his one of the few large urban districts gaining students. Arne Duncan, Twin Cities, "Arne Duncan: The nation’s report card offers lessons," 7 Nov. 2019 In many schools across the country, particularly in urban districts, there are simply not enough budgeted positions. Gina Rich, Good Housekeeping, "Why Are Our School Nurses Disappearing?," 24 Jan. 2020 When the large urban district in that study, Broward County Public Schools in Florida, switched to screening all children in second grade, more low-income and minority students were placed in gifted programs. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "New York is in uproar over push to ax gifted programs. This school is doing it anyway," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of urban district

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Urban district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urban%20district. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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