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A school is an institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below) but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education. An institution where higher education is taught, is commonly called a university college or university.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. Kindergarten or pre-school provide some schooling to very young children (typically ages 3–5). University, vocational school, college or seminary may be available after secondary school. A school may also be dedicated to one particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools may provide nontraditional curriculum and methods.
There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. Other private schools can also be religious, such as Christian schools, hawzas (Muslim schools), yeshivas (Jewish schools), and others; or schools that have a higher standard of education or seek to foster other personal achievements. Schools for adults include institutions of corporate training, military education and training and business schools.
In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. Schools are commonly organized in several different organizational models, including departmental, small learning communities, academies, integrated, and schools-within-a-school.

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  1. JTK1791

    Trade Schools in sw WA/Portland

    Been looking to pick up a trade other than the general stuff I've learned while working in manufacturing. Been in manufacturing in one aspect or another since the day after I turned 18. Worked in roto molding for some years, hemp farm after that for a bit while I was in-between jobs and now have...
  2. C

    Hardening schools and making them hard targets; my suggestions

    There's a setup that Rochester Inst of Technology set up for their dorms that I think could be used for public and private schools... but with some changes of my own... Bulletproof glass facade, main entrance of 3 pairs of doors on the front, a booth in the middle of the next entrance wall...
  3. Defense Minister

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    Getting this out there. If you’re registered to vote in the Salem-Keizer SD, it’s time to act!
  4. B

    Stem School Highland Ranch CO. Hero was a student of self defense...

    Greetings, Not trying to promote FS specifically, but its where Mr. Castillo and his father chose to train. The bigger message was this hero and his family were active members of self-defense community. A hero walked among us. Remember Kendrick Castillo And not surprisingly, as far as I...
  5. Daniel Garris

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    Hey brothers, I recently acquired this P1, so far my searches have came up with the 10/77 markings being the year it could of been updated? Last digits on the frame serial are on the slide as well, does that mean matching? What are the stamps? And what’s the going rate on these. I like history...
  6. S

    School me on the M1 Carbine

    So... after years of wanting one and never being in the right place at the right time.... I finally got myself an M1 Carbine. Its in pretty good shape... Saginaw S'G' receiver, Underwood bbl, the rest is a hodgepodge of Inland, NPM, Saginaw, etc Only drawback is the chamber is gouged up pretty...
  7. DB is Here

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  8. RicInOR

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  9. DB is Here

    Other State  A Pinellas teacher brought a gun to school. Was it a political statement?

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  10. Ura-Ki

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  11. Joe Link

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  12. Joe Link

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  13. DB is Here

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  14. DB is Here


    Indiana Bill to Fund Training for Armed School Staff Advances ::
  15. arakboss

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  16. BillM

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  17. cowboykid8

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    Nice of a larger publication to attempt an unbiased article on trap shooting. Hopefully if you have a High School aged kid you are aware of a clay target team in the area. High School Shooting Teams Are Getting Wildly Popular — And the NRA Is Helping
  18. Tony617

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  19. RicInOR

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    School Hires Combat Vets With Rifles To ‘Put Down’ Active Shooters A Charter school -Manatee School for the Arts, Palmetto FL - Hires 2 Combat Vets Just across Tampa Bay from St. Pete's. 2100 Students "But because MSA is a charter school, it can independently hire guards and decide what type...
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