James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936) 7-10-2011, 14:34

American historian, educator and champion of the “humanization of knowledge”—the writing and presentation of complex, often esoteric knowledge so that it can be more easily understood by the average student (and average citizen).

Robertson v. Princeton 7-10-2011, 14:31

A landmark lawsuit in which the heirs of one of PRINCETON UNIVERSITY’s major benefactors sought to obtain control of the donated funds to ensure that the university honored the wishes of its benefactor.

Right to Read 7-10-2011, 14:28

A federal program established by Congress in 1974 to improve the reading skills of American citizens and to eliminate illiteracy.

Admiral Hyman George Rickover (1900–1986) 7-10-2011, 14:27

United States Navy admiral and “father of the nuclear navy” and the U.S.

Joseph Mayer Rice (1857–1934) 7-10-2011, 14:25

New York pediatrician whose 1893 book, The Public- School System of the United States, galvanized the first major educational reform movement in the United States.

Rhodes Scholarship 7-10-2011, 14:22

A grant awarded annually to select college and university students from the nations of the British Commonwealth and from the United States, South Africa and Germany, for two years of study at the University of Oxford, England.

Rhode Island 7-10-2011, 14:16

Last of the original 13 states to join the Union and one of the first to establish a free, universal public education system.

Rhetoric 7-10-2011, 14:13

The art or skill of oratory that was an essential and required element of American and Western education until the last half of the 20th century.

Reward and punishment training 7-10-2011, 14:10

The application of behavioral theory, or behavior modification techniques, to instruction, providing the learner with pleasure for desirable behavior and pain for undesirable behavior.

Revolutionary War 7-10-2011, 14:08

The war in which the American colonies declared and won their independence from England.

Return sweep 7-10-2011, 14:06

The shift of a reader’s eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.

Retirement 7-10-2011, 14:05

The voluntary or involuntary termination of service.

Retention 7-10-2011, 14:03

The forced repetition, for whatever reason, of a school year; the opposite of promotion.

Response to intervention (RTI) 7-10-2011, 14:02

A groundbreaking approach to identification and treatment of learning disabilities before students begin to fall behind academically and require formal special education services or removal into classes separate from mainstream classes.

Resource teacher 7-10-2011, 14:00

A teacher trained in SPECIAL EDUCATION to meet the instructional needs of the learning disabled, the mentally or physically handicapped and the emotionally or behaviorally unadjusted.

Resource room 7-10-2011, 13:58

Technically, any classroom equipped for the special education of students with specific learning disabilities, mental or physical handicaps or emotional or behavioral problems.

Resource center 7-10-2011, 13:56

A vaguely defined facility at secondary schools and colleges to supplement traditional guidance facilities.

Resistance training 6-10-2011, 14:15

Instruction of elementary school children in techniques of rejecting temptations to participate in immoral or illegal behavior, ranging from name-calling or racism to chemical substance abuse or premature sex.

Resident student 6-10-2011, 14:13

In higher education, a state university student who is a legal resident of the state and therefore entitled to a lower tuition rate than nonresident students.

Residential school 6-10-2011, 14:11

In modern education, any educational institution that provides room and board as well as regular instruction.

Residential academy 6-10-2011, 14:10

In modern education, a state-financed boarding school for gifted high school students.

Residency requirement 6-10-2011, 14:07

In education, a state or local ordinance requiring that students attending free public schools be residents of the school district.

Residence halls 6-10-2011, 14:05

Those buildings on a school, college or university...

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) 6-10-2011, 14:04

The generic term for a variety of programs, such as the AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS, the ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS and the NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS which prepare college students for commissions in the Armed Services.