urban district


Definition of urban district 

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

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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 Like many large urban districts, where white families continued to flee, MPS has essentially resegregated, with many of its schools overwhelmingly black, white or Latino. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At this MPS school, a mission of inclusion — and immersion in the French language — is vibrant after 40 years," 12 June 2018 Meanwhile in Tunis 1, an urban district in the capital, Ennahda’s platform included reforming public health clinics and providing public swimming spaces. Elizabeth R. Nugent, Washington Post, "Tunisia’s first post-uprisings local elections are Sunday. Can they bolster citizens’ belief in democracy?," 4 May 2018 No, Courtlin Arrington was killed by a handgun inside Huffman High School in Birmingham, Ala., in the kind of struggling urban district where kids have grown all too accustomed to hardship, even to violence. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "This shamefully ignored school shooting is why kids should walk out for 18 minutes, not 17 | Will Bunch," 13 Mar. 2018 Chang took over the 57,000-student school system in 2015, the result of a national search, and was awarded a five-year contract – the longest of any in the country for the head of a large urban district. James Vaznis, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang to resign," 22 June 2018 Fourth-grade reading scores were on par with the national average and higher than the average scores of 27 large urban districts. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS critic Hal Heiner resigns cabinet post to join Kentucky Board of Education," 16 Apr. 2018

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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