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(from Greek σχολεῖον
) is an institution
designed to allow and encourage students
(or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers
. Most countries have systems of formal education
, which is commonly compulsory
. In these systems, students often progress through a series of schools: primary school
, secondary school
, and possibly a university
, vocational school
or a college
. There are also non-governmental schools, called private or independent schools
. A school may be dedicated to a particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools
and democratic education
may provide nontraditional methods and curriculum, or no curriculum, as it were. In homeschooling
and online schools
, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. The use of the term school varies by country, as do the names of the various levels of education within the country.
DuPont Manual High School
is a secondary school
located in the Old Louisville
neighborhood of Louisville
and serving students in grades 9
. It is a part of the Jefferson County Public School District
. Manual opened in 1892 as an all-male manual training
school. It was the second public high school in Louisville. Manual merged with Louisville Girls High School in 1950 and moved into their Gothic
style three story building, built in 1934. As a coeducation school, Manual experienced a decline in discipline and test scores in the 1970s.
In 1984, Manual became a magnet school, allowing students from throughout the district to apply to five specialized programs of study, or magnets. Its magnet programs include the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS), one of two programs in Kentucky allowing high school students to major in performing arts. In 1991, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Manual as a National School of Excellence. In 2004, after conducting a poll, Louisville's Courier-Journal newspaper listed Manual as one of Louisville residents' ten favorite buildings. Manual and Male High School have the oldest football rivalry in the state, dating back to 1893. Manual's football team has won five state titles and claims two national championships. In the 1980s and 1990s Manual became a prominent academic school and has been included several times in lists of America's top high schools in Redbook and Newsweek magazines.
In this month
- 1996 – The Dunblane massacre, a multiple murder-suicide in which sixteen children and one adult are killed, occurs at Dunblane Primary School in the Scottish town of Dunblane. It remains the deadliest single targeted mass homicide on children in the history of the United Kingdom.
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