reform school

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reform school correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reform school a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reform school a reformatory
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, formāre, to shape—forma, form.

Usage

In literature:

It was folded back at a place which told of his disappearance from the reform school.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
I always thought Normal School was where they sent bad boys and girls who couldn't be good at home, but she says I mean Reform School.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
This institution was formerly "The Minnesota State Reform School," and was located in St. Paul.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
But one would have thought it was a reform school.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
King James I. was a reformer of the "hot-haste" school.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
It was at this point that the court decided to send him to the Reform School.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
The reformation, however, in the buildings and their fittings was not the only thing requisite for a good school.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
Sabbath-school teachers, too, he saw to be among God's choicest instruments in the work of reform.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
The Associate Reformed church have a theological school in Pittsburg, under charge of the Rev.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
In case parents are unable to secure the attendance of their children, the latter are placed in reform schools.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
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In poetry:

Reformers of Schools and of States,
Is mirth so tremendous a crime?
Ah! spare what grim pedantry hates -
Sweet hours and the fleetest of time!
"Ballade Of The Summer Term" by Andrew Lang
Quoth he, I see you have more tricks
Than all your doating politicks,
That are grown old, and out of fashion,
Compar'd with your New Reformation;
That we must come to school to you,
To learn your more refin'd, and new.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler

In news:

They said the coalition 's goal is to develop a sustainable state budget, fund and reform public schools and increase accountability of government agencies.
Race to the Top is the Obama administration's signature education reform initiative, a $4.3 billion series of grant competitions to reward states and school districts that adopt policies the administration favors.
Michigan's reform school district comes up empty in Race to the Top grant competition .
Jeb Bush, with cash and clout, pushes contentious school reforms.
Extra graves spur more questions about controversial reform school.
Commodities trader McVean pushes own school reform, pays students to tutor.
(AP) — State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is getting a chance to respond to a report by consultants that's critical of her agency's handling of public school reform.
School reform took a back seat with denial of Discovery charter school.
Data-driven to distraction in school reform.
Data- driven to distraction in school reform.
Why would Education Secretary Arne Duncan not directly address questions put to him about his second-term agenda at Jeb Bush's school reform summit in Washington DC Wednesday.
Why would Education Secretary Arne Duncan not directly address questions put to hima bout his second-term agenda at Jeb Bush's school reform summit in Washington DC today.
This is an excerpt from a book called ' Educational Courage,' which profiles people working in support of public education against a tide of school reform that has turned out to be more destructive than helpful.
Chef turned school-lunch reformer Cory Schreiber talks about teaching the Panda Express generation to love local green beans.
It's been the target of numerous reforms by the Lafayette Parish School Board and Saturday, students and alumni took a bite at bringing about positive change.
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