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public school

(Encyclopedia) public school, in the United States, a tax-supported elementary or high school open to anyone. In England the term was originally applied to grammar schools endowed for the use of the lay publi...

Computers in Public Schools

The Question: How many computers are there in public schools now as compared to 10 years ago? The Answer: During the 1984-85 sch…

Number of U.S. Public Schools

The Question: What is the total number of public schools in the 50 states? The Answer: According to the National Center …

Age of U.S. Public Schools

The Question: On average, how old are the public schools in the United States? The Answer: As of 2010, according to National Center for Education …

William of Wykeham

(Encyclopedia) William of Wykeham or William of Wickham both: wĭ´kəm [key], 1324–1404, English prelate and lord chancellor. He is thought to have been the son of a serf. Entering the service of t...

Chigwell

(Encyclopedia) Chigwell, city (1991 pop. 51,575), Essex, SE England. It is a residential suburb of London. Portions of Epping and Hainault forests are in the outlying district. The Chigwell public school was ...

Boston Latin School

(Encyclopedia) Boston Latin School, at Boston; opened 1635 as a school for boys; one of the oldest free public schools in the United States. Many famous men attended the school, including five signers of the ...