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A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) 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.
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Royal National College for the Blind
The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is a co-educational residential further education college based in the English city of Hereford. It was established in 1871 by the philanthropist Thomas Rhodes Armitage and the American anti-slavery campaigner Francis Joseph Campbell, who lost his sight as a young boy. Founded in London as The Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind, the college had a number of homes before moving to its present campus in Hereford.

RNC is regarded as a leader in the education of visually impaired students. Following an Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills inspection in 2005 RNC was one of only eight colleges in the United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious Beacon Status in recognition of the outstanding quality of its teaching. Alongside regular further education subjects and vocational training, the college offers training in independent living and personal development. The college has also been actively involved in the development and use of assistive technology to aid visually impaired people in their everyday lives. There are approximately 200 students whose ages range from 16 upwards. The college is a registered charity, its current Patron being Charles, Prince of Wales, and it is the home of the England blind football team.

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Samuel Phillips Hall at Phillips Academy
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Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts is the oldest continuously running incorporated boarding school in the United States. Among other notable alumni, Andover has educated two American Presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, Law and Order creator Dick Wolf, four Medal of Honor recipients, inventor Samuel Morse, and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..

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  • 1925 – In the Scopes Trial, the Criminal Court of Tennessee upholds the Bulter Act, which made it unlawful, in any state-funded educational establishment in Tennessee, "to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals." The case was a watershed in the creation-evolution controversy.

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Altes Stadthaus, Bonn · Arlington Senior High School · Auburn High School (Alabama) · Barnard Castle School · Benet Academy · Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans) · Caulfield Grammar School · Chetham's School of Music · Gery Chico · City of London School · Colegio de la Preciosa Sangre de Pichilemu · Direct grant grammar school · Dougherty Valley High School · DuPont Manual High School · Garden City High School (Kansas) · Gordon Parks High School · Hanley Castle High School · Hwa Chong Institution · Johnson Senior High School (St. Paul, Minnesota) · Malvern College · North Community High School · Pathlight School · Phillips Exeter Academy Library · Port Charlotte High School · Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney · Pūnana Leo · Roswell High School (Georgia) · Royal Grammar School, Guildford · Stonyhurst College · Theodore Roosevelt High School (Kent, Ohio) · Whitney High School (Rocklin, California) · Wisbech Grammar School · École L'Odyssée

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Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and the Montessori method of education of children from birth to adolescence. Her educational method is in use today in a number of public as well as private schools throughout the world. Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle (Ancona), Italy. Montessori was the first woman to graduate from the University of Rome La Sapienza Medical School. She became intrigued with trying to educate the "intellectually disabled" and the "uneducable" in Rome. The first "defective" children she taught not only passed state examinations for reading and writing, but had above-average scores.

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